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.
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