Photo/Illutration Tokyo Tower is silhouetted against the backdrop of a colorful sunrise on Nov. 6 in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Tokyo reported 242 new patients infected with the novel coronavirus on Nov. 6, the second consecutive day the daily count in the capital has topped 200. 

On Nov. 5, Tokyo reported 269 new novel coronavirus cases. 

Of the 242 new cases, the Tokyo metropolitan government said 59 were patients in their 20s, followed by 52 in their 30s, 44 in their 40s and 28 in their 50s. The number of new patients aged 65 or older stood at 36.

The capital also reported 37 serious cases of COVID-19, down by one from the previous day, which was the highest number since Aug. 24. 

The metropolitan government defines serious cases as patients requiring ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as an ECMO lung bypass machine.