• staff report, jiji

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Tokyo confirmed 8,805 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, fewer than 10,000 for the first time since Jan. 24, but the number of newly recorded deaths reached 30.

The seven-day average of new cases stood at 14,586.4, compared to 15,446.3 a week before. The number of severely ill patients under Tokyo’s criteria fell by five from Sunday to 82.

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