The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported its largest single-day number of cases of the new coronavirus on Monday night, logging 16 infections to take the capital’s toll to 154.
The 16 included two individuals — both 70-year-old males — who have been classified as severe cases.
Tokyo has now conducted a total of 3,359 tests for the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
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