Tokyo confirmed 276 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest figure since Nov. 24 and the 11-straight day with fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 cases.

The figure came the same day as Japan formally entered the first day of the extended coronavirus state of emergency. Under the initial emergency declaration, cases of the deadly virus have fallen nationwide, though fatalities still remain high for many areas, including Tokyo and Osaka.

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