The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 729 new cases of the coronavirus, up 138 from Wednesday and the highest number since Feb 4. Osaka Prefecture once again reported the most number of cases in Japan, with a record-high 1,209.
In Tokyo, the number (387 men and 342 women) is the result of 11,576 tests conducted on April 12. By age group, people in their 20s (203 cases) and their 30s (145) accounted for the highest numbers, while 105 cases were aged 60 and over.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 37, down four from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 631.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 4,518. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (493), Kanagawa (242), Aichi (218), Saitama (188), Chiba (144), Okinawa (134), Fukuoka (109), Kyoto (107), Hokkaido (101), Nara (81), Ibaraki (59), Miyagi (53), Okayama (46), Aomori (45), Shiga (43), Shizuoka (43), Ehime (43), Nagano (39) and Niigata (36).
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 25.
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