THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
November 29, 2020 at 18:25 JST
Crowds head to Shibuya Station in Tokyo shortly past 10 p.m. on Nov. 28 after restaurants and karaoke parlors serving alcohol were asked to close by 10 p.m. in the capital. (Takayuki Kakuno)
Tokyo reported 418 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Nov. 29 as the number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition remained at 67, the highest since late May.
The 67 serious cases, unchanged from the day before, is the highest since a state of emergency for the pandemic was lifted for the capital on May 25.
Serious cases in Tokyo refer to patients requiring ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, an ECMO lung bypass machine.
The 418 new cases in the capital follow 561 the day before and a record 570 on Nov. 27.
Of the new infections, 110 patients were in their 20s. They were followed by 80 patients in their 40s, 70 patients in their 30s and 51 patients in their 50s.
Patients aged 65 or older totaled 55.
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