THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
May 24, 2022 at 19:07 JST
People wearing masks walk across a small bridge over a pond at a park in Tokyo on May 19. (AP Photo)
Tokyo reported 3,271 new COVID-19 cases on May 24, 392 fewer than the previous Tuesday, as the daily number of infections appear to be leveling off in the capital.
Metropolitan health officials also confirmed five related deaths of patients in their 80s and 90s.
The seven-day average of new cases in Tokyo over the week through May 24 was 3,453.9, accounting for 92 percent of the figure for the preceding week.
Of the latest daily count, the largest age group of patients were those in their 30s, at 613. They were followed by 563 patients in their 20s, 557 patients aged 9 or younger and 510 in their 40s. Patients 65 or older totaled 240.
Serious cases requiring the use of a ventilator or ECMO heart-lung bypass machine totaled four, the same as the day before.
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