THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
August 6, 2021 at 18:25 JST
People wearing masks to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo on Aug. 6. (AP Photo)
Tokyo confirmed 4,515 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 6, a day after the capital recorded its record number of cases with 5,042, and topping 4,000 cases for the third day in a row.
The latest figure was up 1,215 cases from the same day a week ago, breaking the record for the number of cases for each day of the week for the 13th consecutive day.
The latest figure brought the daily average of new COVID-19 cases in the capital for the week through Aug. 6 to 3,820.4, or 152.7 percent of the figure for the preceding week.
The average number of tests conducted in Tokyo over the three days through Aug. 5 stood at 14,267.3.
Officials also confirmed four new deaths in the capital on Aug. 6.
Of the 4,515 cases, 1,517 patients were in their 20s, followed by 962 in their 30s, 730 in their 40s and 498 in their 50s. Patients aged between 10 to 19 accounted for 369 cases and 154 people were aged 65 or older.
The number of serious cases in Tokyo requiring ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as an ECMO lung bypass machine, rose by six from the previous day to 141 on Aug. 6.
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