THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
June 30, 2021 at 18:13 JST
People walk in Tokyo's Asakusa district on June 30. (AP Photo)
Tokyo logged?714 new COVID-19 cases on June 30, the first time daily cases topped 700 in the capital in more than a month,?according to metropolitan government officials.
The number was an increase of 95 over the previous Wednesday and the 11th straight day the daily tally exceeded that of the same day of the previous week.
Tokyo also reported three deaths from COVID-19 on June 30.
The last time the capital had more than 700 COVID-19 cases in a single day was May 26.
The daily average of cases for the week ending June 30 was 508.4, which represented a 20.3-percent increase over the previous week.
The three-day average as of June 29 of government-administered COVID-19 tests was 6,854.3.
The capital's number of COVID-19 patients with serious symptoms requiring the use of a ventilator or other equipment to breathe stood at 47, up?four from the previous day.
Of the latest cases, 201 patients were in their 20s, 143 in their 40s, 132 in their 30s and 94 in their 50s. Forty-two were 65 or older.
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