The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 207 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, exceeding the 200 mark amid worries that infections are growing once more.
The figure, which is up by 46 from Monday, pushed the cumulative tally in the capital to 18,082. There have been 341 deaths in Tokyo and 27 people are in serious condition. The latest data was based on 2,910 tests conducted on Saturday.
The metropolitan government has raised its alert for the pandemic to the highest of four levels, meaning infections are spreading. Karaoke venues and drinking establishments that serve alcohol are also being asked to close by 10 p.m. until the end of this month.