Tokyo logs 609 daily coronavirus cases amid concerns about variants

    The Metropolitan Government said that Tokyo reported 609 new coronovirus cases on Tuesday.

    The figure was lower than the 708 cases confirmed on Monday, but concern remains high over reports of infection with highly infectious variants of the virus in the capital and other regions.

    People wearing masks to defend against the novel Coronavirus in the Ginza area of ​​Tokyo on May 1, 2021, on five consecutive holiday days in the Golden Week Holiday Period. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

    Japan is struggling with a resurgence of the virus to move up to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, within just three months.

    In Tokyo, the average of seven-day infections per day increased to 842.3, a 12.8 percent increase from the previous seven-day period.

    The country’s medical system is also struggling to cope with the increase in cases. On Monday, there were 1,084 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms in Japan, a higher time for the second straight day.

    Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced a new state of emergency in Tokyo from 25 April to 11 May and the western provinces of Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto.

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