Photo/Illutration People who made reservations for the new iPhone 12 line up in front of an Apple store in Tokyo’s Omotesando district by practicing social distancing on Oct. 23, the first day of the model's sale. (Wataru Sekita)

Tokyo confirmed 186 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 23, the fourth consecutive day the count topped 100, according to metropolitan government officials.

Of the new cases, 50 patients are in their 20s, followed by 36 in their 40s, 28 in their 30s and 27 in their 50s. Thirty-two 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, dropped by one from the previous day to 23 on Oct. 23.