• STAFF report, JIJI

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Japan reported 22,747 new COVID-19 infections Saturday and 42 deaths as the number of serious cases continued to rise nationwide.

Tokyo reported 3,581 new cases, a nearly 30% drop from the week before. Saturday’s figure was down significantly from the 5,074 cases reported a week ago. The seven-day average of daily new cases in Tokyo came to 3,971.3, compared to 4,719.0 last Saturday.

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