Tokyo reports 2nd-highest daily rise of 884 new coronavirus cases
Kyodo -- Dec 25
Tokyo reported its second-highest daily increase of 884 new coronavirus infections on Friday, as cases continue to rise unabated in the capital and several other areas across the country.

The figure comes a day after Tokyo logged a daily record of 888 coronavirus cases, with the nation also confirming its highest daily tally of over 3,700 coronavirus cases the same day.

The number of new infections was also the highest logged in Tokyo for a Friday, with the capital rewriting its record for each day of the week for the past 11 consecutive days. Tokyo's cumulative total now stands at 54,902.

東京都によりますと、25日に都が確認した新型コロナウイルスの新たな感染者は884人で、過去2番目の多さとなりました。一方で、重症の患者は81人となり、これまでで最も多くなりました。  感染が確認されたのは10歳未満から90代の男女884人で、24日の888人に次いで過去2番目の多さとなりました。年代別に見ると20代が最も多い246人で、次いで30代が175人、40代が154人、50代が109人でした。重症化リスクが高い65歳以上の高齢者は94人でした。重症の患者は前の日から8人増えて81人となりました。80人を超えたのは初めてで、過去最多です。また、感染者884人のうち1人は「変異種」の感染が拡大しているイギリスへの渡航歴がある20代の女性でした。さらに、これまでにイギリスから帰国した後に感染が明らかになった30代男性の家族も感染したことが分かりました。イギリスで変異種が確認されてから陽性が判明した日本への帰国者とその濃厚接触者は合わせて4人になりました。
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