Tokyo logs 18,820 COVID cases

Courtesy of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases
The omicron variant of the novel coronavirus is seen in an electron micrograph.

Another 18,820 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Tokyo on Thursday, the Tokyo metropolitan government has said.

This is an increase of 1,133 cases from the same day a week before and a week-on-week increase in the capital for 17 days straight.