• staff report, Jiji


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Monday, the day after the capital confirmed the lowest single-day figure in nearly two months, media reports said.

Monday’s figure brings the total number of cases in the capital to 5,065, according to NHK and other reports.

With Sunday’s report of just five cases, Tokyo has recorded fewer than 100 daily cases for just over two weeks. Sunday’s figure was the lowest since March 22.

Last week the government lifted the state of emergency declaration in 39 of 47 prefectures, leaving the declaration intact in Tokyo, Osaka and other prefectures where the infection risk is still considered high.

On Monday, one new case was found in Osaka, where the daily total came to zero for the first time in about two months Sunday.

Among other prefectures designated as areas requiring special caution, Kyoto and Hyogo saw no additional cases Monday, while one person was confirmed to be infected with the virus in Hokkaido.

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