THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
September 4, 2020 at 17:00 JST
Tokyo confirmed 136 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 4, the 11th consecutive day the figure topped 100, according to metropolitan government officials.
The latest daily tally fell below 200 for the first time in two days after 211 cases were reported the day before.
Of the 136 cases, 49 are people in their 20s and 28 are those in their 30s. Patients in those age brackets accounted for more than half the total.
As for other age groups, 25 cases involve patients in their 40s, 14 are in their 50s, seven in their 60s, five in their 70s and three in their 80s.
Four teenagers and one child under the age of 10 also tested positive.
Tokyo had 28 seriously ill patients on Sept. 4, up by one from the previous day. The metropolitan government defines serious cases as patients on a ventilator or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as an ECMO lung bypass machine.
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