Tokyo logs 429 new cases of coronavirus infection
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 429 new cases of coronavirus infection, surpassing the 400 mark for the second straight day.
The number brought the Japanese capital’s cumulative total to 15,536, reflecting a recent resurgence in infections.
People wearing face masks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic walk under the glaring Sun in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping area on Aug. 7, 2020. (Kyodo)
Tokyo’s daily figures have been running high in August, after logging a record of 472 on Aug. 1.
The daily figures announced by the metropolitan government reflect the most recent totals reported by health authorities and medical institutions in the capital.
The metropolitan government has raised its alert for the virus pandemic to the highest of four levels, meaning “infections are spreading.”
With Japan’s summer holiday season starting on Saturday, Gov. Yuriko Koike has requested Tokyoites avoid traveling or returning to their hometowns.