The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 340 new cases of the coronavirus, up 50 from Tuesday.
The number (175 men and 165 women) is the result of 1,551 tests conducted on March 7. Eighty-two cases were aged 60 and over.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 39, unchanged from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 364.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,316. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (135), Kanagawa (124), Chiba (106), Osaka (84), Hokkaido (65), Shizuoka (50), Fukuoka (49), Aichi (44), Hyogo (41), Miyagi (36), Ibaraki (33), Kyoto (27),
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 54, of which 18 were in Tokyo.
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