Photo/Illutration Passengers wearing face masks as a precaution against the novel coronavirus board a west-bound bullet train at Tokyo Station on July 31. (AP Photo)

Tokyo confirmed roughly 1,000 fewer COVID-19 cases than the previous day's all-time record, but the fresh daily count still came to 3,058 on Aug. 1, marking the fifth consecutive day for it to surpass 3,000, metropolitan heath officials said.

The rolling seven-day average of daily new cases stood at 3,105, an increase of 113.6 percent from a week ago.

Of the newly confirmed infections, patients in their 20s accounted for 1,146 cases, followed by 634 in their 30s, 433 in their 40s and 323 in their 50s. Patients aged 65 or older accounted for 87 cases.

Severe cases requiring ventilators or other special breathing apparatus totaled 101 on Aug. 1, up six from the previous day.