Tokyo's new Covid-19 cases remain in triple digits for third straight day


Kimono-clad visitors wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk at a shopping arcade at Asakusa district on Oct. 22, 2020, in Tokyo. - AP

TOKYO (Xinhua): Tokyo reported 185 new daily Covid-19 cases on Thursday (Oct 22), rising from 150 infections confirmed the previous day, bringing the cumulative total in the capital to 29,520.

According to the Tokyo metropolitan government's preliminary figures, the latest daily tally marks the third straight day when new cases have been in triple digits.

The metropolitan government said of those newly infected, the majority were aged in 20s and 30s, although numbers in their 40s and 50s were also comparatively high.

The local government added that the number of people who have been hospitalised by the pneumonia-causing virus and designated "seriously ill" as of Thursday totalled 24, based on the Tokyo standard, with the figure remaining the same as the previous day.

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