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Tokyo's new daily COVID cases rise to 340

25 Feb 2021, 22:30 GMT+10

TOKYO, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo on Thursday reported 340 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the capital's cumulative total of infections to 110,740.

According to the Tokyo metropolitan government, the daily tally has remained below 500 for the 19th straight day.

The latest figure, however, compares to 213 new daily COVID-19 cases logged a day earlier and 178 new infections confirmed on Feb. 22, which marked the first time the daily tally had dropped below the 200-mark since Nov. 24.

The local government and health officials said that 71 patients are designated as being in a "serious condition," compared to 73 on Wednesday.

Those in a serious condition typically require hospitalization and the assistance of ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines.

Among the latest COVID-19-positive cases, the majority were aged in their 40s, followed by those aged in their 20s. The third-highest age category were those in their 30s followed by those aged in their 50s, the metropolitan government and health officials said.

Of the 340 new COVID-19 cases, the transmission route was unknown in 159 of them, according to the officials.

The local government and health officials also said that 23 people infected by the virus had died, bringing the capital's death toll to a total of 1,325.

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