TOKYO: Japan confirmed 79,992 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, an increase of about 4,300 from a week before.
The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients across the country rose by 14 from Friday to 224, while 63 new deaths were reported.
In Tokyo, 8,021 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed, a rise of 54 from a week before. Three new deaths were reported.
The number of severely ill patients in the Japanese capital rose by one from Friday to 21. The seven-day average of new infection cases climbed 41.3 pct from a week earlier to 7,331.3.