Tokyo Reports 2,195 New Cases Of Coronavirus

Tokyo reports 2,195 new cases of coronavirus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 2,195 new coronavirus infections in the capital on Monday, 766 more than a week ago.

It is the highest tally for a Monday since the pandemic began last year.

People in their 20s and 30s make up the majority of cases, at 773 and 520 respectively.

The seven-day average number of cases through Monday is 3,214. That is more than two times the figure from a week ago.

The total number of cases in the capital now stands at 223,221.

Tokyo officials say that 114 patients are in serious condition.