27th July 2021 – (Tokyo) According to Japan Times, Tokyo confirmed 2,848 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the highest daily tally ever, surpassing the previous record of 2,520 cases reported on 7th January the metropolitan government said.
The new figure comes after the capital reported 1,429 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — nearly double last week’s figure and the most ever for a Monday as the nation struggles to contain a new wave of infections amid the Olympic Games.
Tuesday’s figure marked the eighth straight day with over 1,000 cases reported.
New daily infections in the capital averaged 1,762.6 in the week to Tuesday, compared with 1,180 the previous week.
The number of severe patients stood at 82 on Tuesday, the same as Monday.
With the capital seeing a surge in infections, Tokyo has asked hospitals to prepare more beds for COVID-19 patients, broadcaster TBS said on earlier Tuesday.
And with hospitals admitting growing numbers of patients, Tokyo aims to raise the number of beds to 6,406 by early next month from the current capacity of 5,967, TBS said.