Tokyo’s new COVID-19 cases drop below 4,000 for first time this week

Tokyo confirmed 3,141 new cases of COVID-19 on April 25, the first time in a week that the number fell below 4,000 and the fifth consecutive drop from the previous day.

Five deaths among patients aged 60 to 90 have been reported in the capital.

The daily average of new cases in the week to April 25 in Tokyo was 5,418.9, or 82.5 percent of the previous week’s average.

A patient was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus without being tested.

Children under 10 made up the largest age group of new patients, at 582, followed by 565 in their 30s, 546 in their 20s, 464 between 10 and 19, 454 in their 40s and 265 in their 50s .

Additionally, 181 people aged 65 or older have tested positive.

The occupancy rate of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients in Tokyo was 24.3%, while 5.1% of hospital beds for critically ill patients were occupied, officials said. .

The metropolitan government said it would consider asking the central government to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo if the bed occupancy rate for critically ill patients falls between 30 and 40 percent.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government defines critically ill patients as those requiring ventilators or ECMO heart-lung bypass machines.

Their number increased by two from April 24 to 16.

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