Photo/Illutration People wearing masks ride escalators bearing displays for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at a subway station in Tokyo on July 6. (AP Photo)

Tokyo logged 593 new COVID-19 cases on July 6, 117 more than a week ago, and one new death from the disease, metropolitan health officials said.

The latest daily count of new infections marked the 17th day in a row the figure has topped that of the same day in the previous week.

The seven-day average of new cases over the week through July 6 was 602.3, an increase of 21.7 percent of the figure for the preceding week.

The three-day average of tests conducted through July 5 stood at 6,041.7.

Of the newly confirmed infections, patients in their 20s formed the largest group, at 169. They were followed by 129 in their 30s, 107 in their 40s and 96 in their 50s. There were 24 patients 65 or older.

Tokyo's number of serious COVID-19 cases requiring ventilators or an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) device, which circulates blood through an artificial lung, stood at 63, up six from the day before.