The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 248 new coronavirus cases, up 94 from Monday and five down from last Tuesday.
The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 340.9.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 117, down eight from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,062, down 44 from Monday.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p,.m. was 1,722. Osaka had the most cases with 281, followed by Tokyo, Aichi (139), Kanagawa (128), Hyogo (128), Saitama (97), Chiba (76), Okinawa (57), Kyoto (51), Gifu (49), Fukuoka (44) and Hiroshima (31).
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 50.
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