Tokyo set to report over 100 COVID-19 cases in 2-month high

Kyodo News

Posted at Jul 02 2020 01:56 PM

Passengers wearing protective masks make their way amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at a subway station in Tokyo, Japan June 29, 2020. Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters

TOKYO - The Tokyo metropolitan government is expected to report more than 100 new coronavirus infections Thursday, a source said, the highest number of daily cases in two months.

The figure, if officially confirmed, tops 100 for the first time since May 2, when the entire nation was under a state of emergency and 154 cases were reported.

The latest figure is set to fuel concerns about a second wave of infections in the capital, where business and social activities have been returning to normal in stages.

The figure compares with 67 on Wednesday and is likely to exceed 50 for the seventh straight day.

As of Wednesday, Tokyo's cumulative total of infection cases stood at 6,292.

The number of new infections in Tokyo has been gradually increasing since the state of emergency was lifted on May 25, in particular among young people who have either visited or work at nightlife establishments.