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Tokyo registers 4,355 COVID cases on May 18

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters are seen in this file photo. (Mainichi/Kimitaka Takeichi)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital recorded 4,355 coronavirus infections on May 18 after registering 3,663 cases the day before, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 4,355 newly infected people, 2,174 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 32 one shot, and 1,150 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 999 was unknown.

    As of May 18, a total of 1,105 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 15.3%, while 2.2% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 18 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were seven COVID-19 deaths reported on May 18, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,420.

    Over the first week of May the Japanese capital recorded an average of 2,961.4 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's 256,738 total 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 1,502,178 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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