• staff report, jiji

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Tokyo confirmed 27 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a day after just five new cases were reported, the lowest tally this year.

Thursday’s figure was up by seven from a week earlier, but it remained below 50 for the 40th consecutive day. The seven-day average of daily figures came to 15.3, compared to 19.6 a week before. No new deaths from COVID-19 was reported for the third straight day.

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