TOKYO: Japan confirmed 68,415 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, an increase of about 2,500 from a week before.
The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients rose by eight from Saturday to 232, while 45 new deaths were confirmed.
In Tokyo, 6,922 new COVID-19 cases were reported, a rise of 658 from a week before. Four new deaths were confirmed.
The seven-day average of new cases in the Japanese capital rose 33.6 pct from a week earlier to 7,425.3. There were 21 severely ill patients, unchanged from Saturday.