Photo/Illutration Pedestrians wear protective masks to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus on June 24 in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. (AP Photo)

Tokyo confirmed 562 fresh cases of COVID-19 on June 25 as the daily count spiked again in the capital four weeks before the Opening Ceremony for the Summer Games on July 23, metropolitan government officials said.

The figure was an increase of 109 from the previous Friday. Two more patients died from COVID-19 in the capital.

The daily average of new cases for the week ending June 25 was 455.1, an increase of 17 percent over the previous week.

The three-day average as of June 24 of government-administered COVID-19 tests was 8,073.7.

Of the latest cases, 180 patients were in their 20s, 111 in their 30s, 81 in their 40s and 67 in their 50s. Another 23 were 65 or older.

The number of patients with serious symptoms requiring the use of a ventilator or other equipment to breathe was 38, down five from the previous day.