Photo/Illutration Tokyo’s Asakusa district is packed with visitors on Oct. 3, the first weekend after trips to and from the capital were added to the “Go To Travel” tourism promotion program. (Takuya Isayama)

Tokyo confirmed 158 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 27, the third consecutive day the tally topped 100, according to metropolitan government officials.

Of the new cases, 41 patients are in their 20s, followed by 31 in their 50s, 24 in their 30s and 17 in their 40s. Thirty-four 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, rose by four from the previous day to 33 on Oct. 27.

The figure hit 30 for the first time since Sept. 25, when Tokyo had 30 seriously ill patients.