Tokyo reports 37,767 new COVID-19 cases for fourth straight day

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Tokyo reports 37,767 new COVID-19 cases for fourth straight day

On Aug. 5, Tokyo confirmed 37,767 new COVID 19 cases, up 953 from a week ago, exceeding 30,000 for the fourth consecutive day.

In the capital, 21 patients were reported to have died in their 40 s to 90 s, marking the first time that the death toll has topped 20 since March 18.

The daily average of new cases for the week through August 5 in Tokyo was 32,836. For the last week, that was 1, or 104 percent of the average.

The population in their 20 s represented the largest age group of the new patients, with 7,924 followed by 6,684 in their 30 s, 6,501 in their 40 s and 4,855 in their 50 s.

3,574 people aged 65 or older tested positive for the novel coronaviruses.

The occupancy rate of hospital beds for COVID 19 patients in Tokyo was 57.5 percent, while 31.2 percent of hospital beds for severely ill patients were filled, officials said.

The Tokyo metropolitan government said it would consider requesting the central government to issue a state of emergency for the capital if the occupancy rate of beds for seriously ill patients rises between 30 and 40 percent.