Photo/Illutration People wearing masks against the spread of the new coronavirus walk at Shibuya pedestrian crossing in Tokyo on Sept. 9. (AP Photo)

Tokyo reported 149 new COVID-19 patients on Sept. 9, the second straight day of the count exceeding the 100 mark, according to metropolitan health officials.

Of the new cases, 39 patients each were in their 20s and 30s. They were followed by 24 in their 40s, 18 in their 50s, six in their 60s and 11 in their 70s or older. The remaining 12 were under the age of 20.

The number of patients in serious condition was 24 on Sept. 9, up by three from the day before, according to Tokyo officials. Serious cases refer to those requiring a ventilator or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) lung bypass machine, according to the metropolitan government.