THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
October 19, 2020 at 18:16 JST
Tokyo confirmed 78 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 19, the first time in a week the count fell below 100, according to metropolitan government officials.
The capital’s daily tally last hit double digits on Oct. 12, when 78 novel coronavirus infections were reported.
Of the latest new cases, 20 patients are in their 20s, followed by 18 in their 30s, 14 in their 40s and 11 in their 50s. Another 11 people aged 65 or older also tested positive.
The metropolitan government said the number of serious cases requiring ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as an ECMO lung bypass machine, remained unchanged from the previous day, at 24 on Oct. 19.
The Tokyo government also announced that the capital’s cumulative number of COVID-19 cases dropped by three. The three people tested positive for the virus in antigen tests, but they later tested negative in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, according to the government.
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