The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 316 new cases of the coronavirus, up 84 from Tuesday.
The number (188 men and 128 women) is the result of 1,491 tests conducted on Feb 28. The number of cases aged 60 and over is 112.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 52, down two from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 407.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,244. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (164), Kanagawa (139), Saitama (98), Hokkaido (60), Aichi (55), Osaka (40), Hyogo (40), Fukushima (38), Fukuoka (37) and Ibaraki (34).
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 63.
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