• Staff report, jiji

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, unchanged from the figure logged a week ago, and no new deaths.

The seven-day average of new infections came to 15.7, down from 17.6 a week earlier.

The number of patients with severe symptoms under the metropolitan government’s criteria remained flat at 7.

Elsewhere, Osaka Prefecture logged 19 cases.

A total of 121 new coronavirus infections were logged nationwide on Friday, with 29 of the country’s 47 prefectures reporting zero new cases.

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