CM – Tokyo confirms 896 new cases of COVID-19, 223 more than a week ago: The Asahi Shimbun


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An aerial view shows Tokyo’s Shibuya district. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Tokyo recorded 896 new COVID-19 cases on July 8, 223 more than a week ago, and two new deaths from the disease, metropolitan health officials said.

The latest daily number of new infections marked For the 19th day in a row, the value was exceeded on the same day of the previous week.

The seven-day average of new cases through July 8 was 663.7, an increase of 26.9 percent over the week .

Of the newly confirmed infections, patients aged 20 and over represent the largest group with 259. This is followed by 193 in the 30s, 161 in the 40s and 113 in the 50s. There are 48 patients 65 or older.

The number of severe COVID-19 cases in the capital that required ventilators or an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) device that circulates blood through an artificial lung was 60, two less than the day before.

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