Photo/Illutration A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus walks near the banner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on June 28 in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Tokyo recorded 476 new COVID-19 cases on June 29, 41 more than a week ago, and four new deaths from the coronavirus, metropolitan health officials said.

The latest daily count of new infections in the capital marked the 10th straight day the number has surpassed the figure of a week earlier.

The seven-day average of new cases over the week through June 29 was 494.9, an increase of 21.9 percent of the figure for the preceding week.

The three-day average of tests conducted through June 28 stood at 5,407.3.

Of the new cases, patients in their 20s formed the largest group, at 136. They were followed by 83 in their 30s, 81 in their 40s and 69 in their 50s. Patients aged 65 or older totaled 33.

The number of serious COVID-19 cases requiring ventilators or an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) device, which circulates blood through an artificial lung, stood at 43, up two from the previous day.