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Tokyo registers 3,799 more coronavirus cases on May 14

A man wearing a mask walks past an inflatable advertisement of a shop in Tokyo on May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital reported 3,799 COVID cases on May 14 after recording 4,109 cases the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 3,799 newly infected people, 1,947 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 30 one shot, and 964 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 858 was unknown.

    As of May 14, a total of 1,110 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 15.4%, while 3.2% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 26 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were 10 COVID-19 deaths reported on May 14, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,393.

    Over the first week of May the Japanese capital recorded an average of 2961.4 new coronavirus infections per day, rising to 4,151.6 in the second week. In April, Tokyo saw a total of 188,112 new infections for an average of 6,270.4 cases per day, down from March when the capital recorded 256,738 cases, or 8,281.9 per day on average. In February, the capital saw 416,171 new infections, averaging 14,863.3 cases per day.

    Tokyo has recorded 1,488,435 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.

    (Mainichi)

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