The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 31 new coronavirus infections Monday, the sixth straight day to see the figure top 20, officials said.
With Tuesday’s total, the cumulative number of new coronavirus infections in the capital stands at 5,840, with 321 deaths so far, according to data compiled by the metropolitan government.
Last week, Tokyo entirely lifted business closure requests, while the government on Friday lifted its final advisory on inter-prefectural travel.
Across Japan, 43 new infections were confirmed on Monday, raising the total number of cases, including those aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, to 18,638, with 974 deaths, according to Kyodo News.
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