Photo/Illutration People wearing face masks walk through an overpass built to connect train stations in Tokyo on July 1. (AP Photo)

Tokyo reported 660 new COVID-19 cases on July 2 and two more deaths from the disease, according to metropolitan government officials.

The number was up 98 from the previous Friday in the capital and marked the 13th straight day the daily tally topped that of the same day of the previous week.

The daily average of cases for the week ending July 2 was 537.1, which represented an 18 percent increase over the previous week.

The three-day average as of July 1 of government-administered COVID-19 tests was 7998.7.

The capital's number of COVID-19 patients with serious symptoms requiring the use of a ventilator or other special equipment to breathe stood at 54, up three from the previous day.

Of the latest cases, 221 patients were in their 20s, 113 in their 30s, 102 in their 40s and 94 in their 50s. Thirty-nine were 65 or older.