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Tokyo records just 72 coronavirus cases Sunday, in lowest daily figure since April 1

Staff report

Tokyo confirmed 72 new COVID-19 infections Sunday, the first time in 13 days that the number of cases fell into double digits, the metropolitan government reported.

The figure was the lowest since April 1, according to data posted to the government's website.

The total number of infections in Tokyo is nearly 3,900, which comprises a quarter of the nation's tally.

The nation had recorded more than 13,000 infections and at least 360 deaths as of Sunday morning.

With the Golden Week holiday season set to begin this week, the government has repeatedly warned people to avoid nonessential travel — especially between prefectures — to stop the spread of the virus further.

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