The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 29 new coronavirus infections Monday for the fifth consecutive day logging more than 20 cases, officials said.
With Monday's figure, the cumulative number of new coronavirus infections in the capital now stands at 5,812, according to data compiled by the metropolitan government.
From Thursday to Sunday, Tokyo had seen at least 35 new infections in a row. Although Monday's figure is slightly lower, the recent trend is amplifying concern that a new wave of infection may be approaching.
Last week, Tokyo entirely lifted business closure requests and also stopped asking people not to travel across prefectural borders.
Given the development, major sightseeing spots across the country saw increases in the number of visitors over the weekend.
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