Photo/Illutration People wearing masks walk along a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo on Feb. 25. (AP Photo)

Tokyo confirmed 270 new COVID-19 cases on Feb. 26, according to metropolitan government officials.

The tally brings the daily average for the week in the capital through Feb. 26 to 267.9 new cases, which is 74.1 percent of the previous week’s average.

Tokyo has set a weekly goal of reducing the average to 70 percent of the previous week.

Of the 270 new cases, 65 patients were in their 20s, followed by 46 in their 30s, 36 in their 40s and 30 in their 50s. Sixty of the new patients were 65 or older.

The number of serious cases stood at 70, down one from the previous day.

The metropolitan government defines serious cases as patients requiring ventilators or an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) device, which circulates blood through an artificial lung.