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Another 2,362 COVID infections reported in Tokyo on May 31

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

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital reported another 2,362 coronavirus cases on May 31 after registering 1,344 cases the day before, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 2,362 newly infected people, 1,162 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 19 one shot, and 632 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 549 was unknown.

    As of May 31, a total of 1,002 of Tokyo's 7,216 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 13.9%, while 2.0% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 16 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were six COVID-19 deaths reported on May 31, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,502.

    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 week and 3,016 in the fourth. 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 1,540,308 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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