• Jiji, Staff report, Kyodo

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The daily number of new coronavirus cases in Japan came to 37,083 on Monday, decreasing by 14,251 from a week earlier and falling below 40,000 for the first time since Jan. 18.

The nationwide number of severely ill COVID-19 patients fell by eight from the previous day to 1,354, while 121 new deaths were reported among coronavirus patients.

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