Photo/Illutration Officials wearing face masks are surrounded by empty seats in the New National Stadium as they watch an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on May 9. (AP Photo)

Tokyo confirmed 925 new COVID-19 cases on May 11, the first time the daily count topped 900 on a Tuesday since Jan. 26, according to metropolitan government officials.

The capital’s latest tally brought the daily average for the week in the capital through May 11 to 824.3 new cases, or 97.9 percent of the figure for the preceding week.

Patients in their 20s to 40s accounted for 60 percent of the 925 cases. Of these, 277 were in their 20s, followed by 148 in their 30s and 141 in their 40s. There were 115 patients aged 65 or older.

The number of serious cases in Tokyo requiring ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as an ECMO lung bypass machine, rose by three from the previous day to 81 on May 11, officials said.