THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
January 17, 2021 at 15:51 JST
Tokyo confirmed 1,592 new cases of novel coronavirus infections on Jan. 17, down from 1,809 on the previous day but the highest for a Sunday.
The previous record for a Sunday was 1,494 logged a week ago.
The capital listed 138 patients in serious condition, up two from the previous day.
Tokyo defines serious cases as those requiring a ventilator or a machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which circulates blood through an artificial lung.
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