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Tokyo reports 3,573 COVID cases on May 20

Skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward are seen from a Mainichi Shimbun helicopter in April 2020. The building seen in the center is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters. (Mainichi/Kota Yoshida)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital recorded 3,573 coronavirus infections on May 20 after registering 4,172 cases the day before, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 3,573 newly infected people, 1,769 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 22 one shot, and 906 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 876 was unknown.

    As of May 20, a total of 1,137 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 15.7%, while 2% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 16 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were seven COVID-19 deaths reported on May 20, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,432.

    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 1,509,923 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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