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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 5,048 new COVID-19 cases in the capital on Tuesday, down 535 from a week before, while new fatalities linked to the virus totaled three.

Tokyo’s seven-day average of new infections stood at 5,342.4 as of Tuesday, down 16.2%. The number of severely ill patients under the metropolitan government’s criteria fell by one from Monday to 15.

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