TOKYO: The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Japan totaled 152,546 on Tuesday, down by some 55,900 from a week before.
The number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms fell by 10 from Monday to 618. New COVID-19 fatalities came to 319.
In Tokyo, 14,219 new positive cases were reported, marking a drop of 7,551 from a week before and the ninth straight day of week-on-week decline.
The Japanese capital logged 26 new deaths linked to COVID-19, while the number of severely ill patients under its own criteria fell by five from Monday to 36.
The seven-day average of new infections fell 27.6 percent from a week earlier to 17,722.1.
Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, reported 16,364 new infection cases.