Photo/Illutration People wait in line to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Tokyo Vaccination Center at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo on Aug. 2. (Pool Photo via AP)

Tokyo confirmed 3,709 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 3, the third-highest figure yet, topping the previous Tuesday record of 2,848 set last week by 861, metropolitan health officials said.

The seven-day average of new cases in the capital over the week through Aug. 3 came to 3,337.4, or 189.3 percent of the figure for the preceding week.

The three-day average of tests performed through Aug. 3 was 9,928.3, officials said.

Of the newly confirmed cases, patients in their 20s formed the largest group, at 1,208.

They were followed by 852 patients in their 30s, 590 in their 40s and 404 in their 50s. Patients aged between 10 to 19 accounted for 321 cases and 115 people were aged 65 or older.

The number of patients with severe symptoms that require special breathing apparatus stood at 112, down 2 from the day before.