Tokyo reports 91 new cases of COVID-19, total number tops 2,000
Publish- April 13, 2020, 06:20 PM
Xinhua/UNB - Xinhua/UNB
Tokyo confirmed 91 new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon, local media reported, pushing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,159 in the Japanese capital.
It is the first time the daily increase of Tokyo has fallen below 100 since last Tuesday. So far the highest daily record was 197 on Saturday.
Tokyo has been struggling to contain a recent surge in the number of infections. After the government declared a state of emergency, areas usually bustling with activity were quiet during the weekend.
According to officials, the numbers of young patients and those with no clear infection routes are on the rise. They are urging people to avoid going out at night as a series of cluster infections have been confirmed in the entertainment and amusement districts.
Across the country, the number of infections has climbed to 7,545 as of Monday afternoon. Besides Tokyo, Osaka Prefecture recorded 811 COVID-19 cases, Kanagawa Prefecture 549, Chiba Prefecture 469, Saitama Prefecture 415 and 384 cases have been recorded in Hyogo Prefecture.