Photo/Illutration Tokyo’s famed Takeshita street in Harajuku district on Oct. 4 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Tokyo confirmed 203 fresh COVID-19 cases on Oct. 24, the first time in a week that the count topped 200, according to metropolitan government officials.

The last time the capital reported more than 200 new cases was on Oct. 17.

Of the new cases, 61 patients are in their 20s, followed by 40 in their 30s, and 25 each in their 40s and 50s. Twenty-six people aged 65 or older also tested positive.

The Tokyo metropolitan government said the number of serious cases requiring ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as an ECMO lung bypass machine, was 25, an increase of two from the previous day.