• Staff Report, Jiji

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Tokyo recorded 14,567 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, down by 2,764 from a week earlier, marking the fourth straight day of week-on-week decline amid signs that the sixth wave of the pandemic has passed its peak.

The number of severely ill patients under Tokyo’s criteria fell by two from Tuesday to 80. The seven-day average of daily new cases continued to dip, falling to 13,608.4, compared with 15,082.9 a week earlier. The number of deaths fell by one to 24. All were people in their 60s or older.

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