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Tokyo reports 3,271 COVID cases on May 24

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

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital reported 3,271 more coronavirus infections on May 24 after registering 2,025 cases the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 3,271 newly infected people, 1,591 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 47 one shot, and 846 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 787 was unknown.

    As of May 24, a total of 1,217 of Tokyo's 7,216 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 16.9%, while 2.1% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 17 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were five COVID-19 deaths reported on May 24, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,456.

    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 and then declining to 3,564.6 in the third. 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 1,522,000 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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