TOKYO: Japan confirmed 22,613 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a decrease of about 6,500 from a week earlier.
The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms across the country dropped by 16 from Saturday to 137, while 39 new deaths were reported.
In Tokyo, 2,242 new cases were confirmed, a decline of 680 from a week before. Four new deaths were reported.
The seven-day average of new cases in the Japanese capital fell 35.3 pct to 3,070.4. There were eight severely ill patients, a decline of one from Saturday.