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Virus cases in Tokyo top 1,300 for 1st time in 6 months


Tokyo confirmed 1,308 new cases of novel coronavirus infection on Thursday, exceeding 1,300 for the first time in about six months. It was the highest daily tally seen since the 1,485 marked on Jan. 21.

According to the Tokyo metropolitan government, the daily number of new cases was up by 412 from a week earlier and higher than the figure logged on the same day of the previous week for the 26th straight day.

The seven-day moving average came to 882.1, an increase of 32.9% from the preceding seven-day period’s average of 663.6.

The number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in the capital increased by three from Wednesday to 57.

Published : July 16, 2021

By : The Japan News/ANN