• staff report, Jiji

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Tokyo confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with the daily figure falling below 30 for 32 consecutive days.

The seven-day average of new cases came to 17.4, compared with 16.1 a week before.

The number of severely ill patients under the metropolitan government’s standards rose by one from Sunday to four, while one death linked to COVID-19 was confirmed.

On Sunday, 120 new cases were reported across the nation.

No deaths were reported Sunday, while the number of severely ill COVID-19 patients stood at 25, unchanged from Saturday.

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