Photo/Illutration Silhouetted at sunset against the skyline and the illuminated Tokyo Tower, visitors are reflected on the glass walls of a rooftop observation deck on Jan. 21 in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Tokyo metropolitan government officials announced that 1,175 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the capital on Jan. 22, marking the 10th straight day the figure has exceeded 1,000.

Of the latest cases, 223 patients were in their 20s, 173 in their 40s, 172 in their 30s, 159 in their 50s and 114 in their 60s. There were also 297 aged 65 or older.

There were 158 patients with serious symptoms who require ventilators or an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) device, which circulates blood through an artificial lung.

The figure was a decrease of one from the previous day and two fewer than the record 160 reported on Jan. 20.