TOKYO: The daily number of people newly confirmed with the coronavirus in Japan came to 8,807 on Saturday, down 7,200 from a week earlier and below 10,000 for the second straight day.
On the day, 56 new fatalities were reported among infected people across the country, while the number of severely ill COVID-19 patients fell by 68 from the previous day to 2,057.
In Tokyo, 1,273 people were newly found positive for the coronavirus, the Tokyo metropolitan government said.
Tokyo’s daily infection tally fell 1,089 from a week before, down for the 20th day in a row.
The seven-day average of daily new infections in Tokyo stood at 1,496.3, down 45.1 pct week on week.
Meanwhile, 17 new coronavirus-linked deaths were reported in the Japanese capital.
The number of people severely ill with the coronavirus under the metropolitan government’s standards dropped by 10 from the previous day to 233.
Of the newly infected people in Tokyo, 317 were in their 20s, 253 in their 30s and 189 in their 40s. Those aged 19 or younger came to 260, while those aged 65 or older totaled 94.