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4,172 new coronavirus infections reported in Tokyo on May 19

Pedestrians holding umbrellas walk along a crossing in the rain in Tokyo, Friday, May 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital recorded 4,172 more COVID-19 cases on May 19 after registering 4,355 cases the day before, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 4,172 newly infected people, 2,138 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 43 one shot, and 1,063 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 928 was unknown.

    As of May 19, a total of 1,148 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 15.9%, while 2.2% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 18 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were five COVID-19 deaths reported on May 19, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,425.

    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 1,506,350 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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