TOKYO: Japan confirmed 47,345 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, an increase of about 4,000 from a week before.
The daily count rose week on week for the ninth consecutive day.
The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms fell by eight from Saturday to 510. There were 35 newly confirmed deaths among COVID-19 sufferers.
In Tokyo, 7,899 new infection cases were reported, up by 55 from a week earlier. The seven-day average of new positive cases in the Japanese capital stood at 7,630.3, up 18 pct week on week.
New COVID-19 fatalities totaled nine in Tokyo. The number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms under the Tokyo metropolitan government’s criteria fell by one from Saturday to 31.