Tokyo confirmed 2,612 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, down by 1,400 from a week earlier.

New fatalities among COVID-19 patients totaled 13 in the capital on the day. The number of patients with severe symptoms under Tokyo Metropolitan Government criteria fell by three from Tuesday to 32.

The seven-day average of new cases stood at 2,652.9, down 33.7% from a week earlier.

On Tuesday, a total of 42,314 people were newly found to have tested positive for COVID-19 across the country, with the daily count falling by about 16,000 from a week before.

Japan recorded 230 new COVID-19 deaths on the day, while the number of infected people with severe symptoms climbed by four from the previous day to 410.