Photo/Illutration The Tokyo metropolitan government building in the capital’s Shinjuku Ward (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Tokyo reported 149 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 6, down 118 from a week ago, and 10 deaths among patients in their 40s to 90s.

The tally brought the daily average of new infections in the capital over the week through Oct. 6 to 165, or 54.6 percent of the figure for the preceding week.

The number of serious cases in Tokyo requiring ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as an ECMO lung bypass machine, rose by three from the previous day to 77.

Of the 149 cases, 41 patients were in their 20s, followed by 29 in their 30s, 19 in their 40s and 16 in their 50s. There were also 16 patients under the age of 10 and 13 who were 65 or older.