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Tokyo confirmed 429 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, the 10-straight day with fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 cases and the lowest total since last Monday.

Nationwide Sunday, 1,630 new cases of the virus were reported, with the daily count standing below 2,000 for the first time in six days.

New deaths linked to the virus across the country, meanwhile, came to 52, while the number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms fell by 20 from Saturday to 795, according to the health ministry.

The capital also saw severe cases under the metropolitan government’s standards fall as the figure dipped by three from the previous day to 111.

Of the total new cases in Tokyo, 79 were in their 20s, 75 in their 30s and 55 in their 40s. People age 65 or older accounted for 123 cases. The cumulative number of cases in the capital is now 103,845.

Tokyo’s daily figure comes after 9,118 tests were conducted Thursday. It usually takes around three days for tests to produce results.

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