• staff report, Jiji


Tokyo reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the figure remaining below 100 for the sixth straight day.

Thursday’s tally is down by 81 from a week earlier, as the nation continues to see declining numbers of new infections even after the government lifted its COVID-19 state of emergency at the end of last month.

The seven-day average of new cases stood at 77.1, down from 154.3 reported a week before.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients under Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s criteria fell by three from Wednesday to 40. Twelve deaths from COVID-19 were reported Thursday.

Across Japan on Wednesday, 731 new cases and 33 fatalities were reported. The daily infection tally stood below 1,000 for the seventh straight day.

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