TOKYO: Japan confirmed 39,291 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, a decline of about 9,870 from a week before.
Twenty-six new deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported across the country. The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients fell by three from Saturday to 219.
In Tokyo, 5,220 new cases were confirmed, a decrease of about 2,800 from a week before. Five new COVID-19 deaths were reported.
The seven-day average of new cases in Tokyo fell 11.2 pct from a week before to 6,723.1. There were 17 severely ill COVID-19 patients, unchanged from Saturday.