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Tokyo’s COVID-19 cases top 50 for 5th straight day

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday confirmed 54 new COVID-19 infections, marking the fifth straight day new daily cases in the capital have topped 50 amid concerns over a resurgence of infections.

Of the 54 new cases, 26 people in their twenties or thirties have been infected, or about 50 percent of the total, the Tokyo metropolitan government said.

A COVID-19 cluster-hit red-light district in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward has seen an additional of 15 people infected, the metropolitan government also said, with Tuesday’s overall cases having no known infection routes in 28 of those testing positive for the pneumonia-causing virus.

As of the latest figures Tuesday evening, the cumulative total of COVID-19 infections in Tokyo now stands at 6,225, accounting for roughly one-third of all cases nationwide.

The total number of infections, not including those related to the cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama, now totals 18,769 across Japan, with 138 new infections confirmed on Tuesday nationwide, climbing from 110 cases recorded a day earlier, official figures showed.

The death toll from the virus now stands at a total of 985 people, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities Tuesday evening.

(XINHUA)

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