• Staff Report, Jiji

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government posted 382 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, marking a second straight day of less than 400 cases.

The figure represents a 56% decline from the previous week, with new infections in the capital falling week on week for the 34th straight day.

A total of eight new fatalities were reported among infected people in Tokyo, while the number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, as recognized under the metropolitan government’s standards, fell by eight from Friday to 131.

The seven-day average of new cases through Saturday came to 400.7, compared with 887.0 a week before.

Across Japan, 2,093 cases and 45 fatalities were reported on Friday. The number of severely ill patients fell by 45 to 1,228, according to the health ministry.

The sunset from an observatory deck in Tokyo, with Mount Fuji in the background, on Thursday. | AFP-JIJI
The sunset from an observatory deck in Tokyo, with Mount Fuji in the background, on Thursday. | AFP-JIJI

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