THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
August 2, 2021 at 18:55 JST
An employee at Tokyo's Haneda Airport wears a protective mask to guard against infection from the novel coronavirus on Aug. 2. (AP Photo)
Tokyo confirmed 2,195 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 2, smashing the previous Monday record of 1,429 set last week, metropolitan health officials said.
The seven-day average of new cases in the capital over the week through Aug. 2 came to 3,214.4, or 206.9 percent of the figure for the preceding week.
The three-day average of tests performed through Aug. 2 was 8,333.3, officials said.
Of the newly confirmed cases, patients in their 20s formed the largest group, at 773.
They were followed by 520 patients in their 30s, 336 in their 40s and 220 in their 50s. Patients aged between 10 to 19 accounted for 166 cases and 49 people were aged 65 or older.
The number of patients with severe symptoms that require special breathing equipment stood at 114, up 13 from the day before.
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