• staff report, Jiji


The number of novel coronavirus cases newly confirmed in Tokyo came to 162 on Sunday, a day after the capital reported 218 cases, the metropolitan government said.

Sunday’s figure came out of 4,367 tests and brought the cumulative number of people infected with the virus in the capital to 24,208, with 27 people currently in critical care.

A day earlier, Tokyo confirmed 218 cases, while a total of 601 new cases were reported nationwide. The country’s cumulative death toll linked to the virus also grew by four to 1,517.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.



Your news needs your support

Since the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, The Japan Times has been providing free access to crucial news on the impact of the novel coronavirus as well as practical information about how to cope with the pandemic. Please consider subscribing today so we can continue offering you up-to-date, in-depth news about Japan.