Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has confirmed 295 new infections in the Japanese capital in the past few hours, while the number of cases across the country has already exceeded 30,000 since Friday after 468 new infections.
This upswing in the cases in the capital has its origins in nightlife. To this end, members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department conducted inspections in clubs and bars in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro on Friday, according to the Japanese public network NHK.
Tokyo is the fifth day in a row that there are more than 200 infections. The city has registered more than 100 daily cases for 17 days, and the total number of cases in the city has reached 10,975, a third of the national total.
After 468 national cases this Saturday, Japan has registered 30,208 cases, including more than 700 cases identified on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship that moored in Yokohama port earlier this year.
The death toll has already exceeded one thousand, with the 13 deaths on the cruise counted. In the discharge chapter, 21,987 patients have already left the hospital.