THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
June 20, 2021 at 18:31 JST
People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a pedestrian crossing on June 16 in Tokyo. (AP Photo)
Tokyo reported a single death from COVID-19 and 376 fresh cases of novel coronavirus infection on June 20, or 72 more than a week ago.
The seven-day average of new cases over the week through June 20 came to 388, representing an increase of 1 percent of the figure for the preceding week, metropolitan health officials said.
Of the 376 latest cases, 131 were patients in their 20s, followed by 53 in their 30s, 52 in their 50s and 51 in their 40s. Twenty-five patients were aged 65 or older.
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