Photo/Illutration People wearing masks walk along a pedestrian crossing on April 7 in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Tokyo logged 4,562 fresh COVID-19 cases on April 11, up 178 from the previous Monday.

The daily average of new cases over the week through April 11 in the capital came to 7,596.4, a drop of 0.1 percent from the figure for the preceding week, metropolitan health officials said.

The officials also confirmed two deaths the same day. Both patients were in their 80s.

Patients in their 20s led other age groups in the latest daily count. They accounted for 885 cases. They were followed by 828 patients in their 30s. Children under 9 accounted for 776 cases while there were 735 patients in their 40s.

Patients aged between 10 and 19 accounted for 615, while those 65 or older were 227.

There were 28 serious cases, which the metropolitan government defines as patients requiring the use of ventilators or ECMO heart-lung bypass machines. That figure was down one from the previous day.