Photo/Illutration Pedestrians wearing face masks walk across a busy crossing in Tokyo's Shibuya district on July 24, a day after the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo)

Fresh COVID-19 cases in Tokyo totaled 1,128 on July 24, ending 34 straight days of the daily tally exceeding that of the same day of the previous week.

The latest count is also down from 1,410 cases recorded on the previous Saturday.

The daily average of cases for the week ending July 24 came to 1,345.7, an increase of 33 percent over the previous week.

Metropolitan government officials said 74 patients had symptoms serious enough to warrant the use of ventilators or other equipment to help them breathe. The figure was an increase of six from the previous day.

Of the latest cases, 380 patients were in their 20s, 251 in their 30s, 167 in their 40s and 115 in their 50s. Thirty-two patients were aged 65 or older, while 96 were aged between 10 and 19.