Tokyo again posted a record number of new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, with nearly 370 related to the widespread increase in infections across Japan.
The Tokyo government has reported that 367 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, the highest daily number since July 23 when 366 were registered, totaling more than 12,000 in the city.
In this context, the metropolitan executive is considering limiting the opening hours of bars, restaurants, and karaokes in August, according to the Kiodo news agency.
The COVID-19 boom in Tokyo is part of an increase in infections across much of the Japanese territory. For example, 1,259 new cases were added on Wednesday, the first time since the beginning of de-escalation last May that more than 1,000 cases have occurred, which compensates for 34,155 infected people, including 1,019 deaths.