TOKYO: A total of 76,938 new COVID-19 cases were reported across Japan on Sunday, with the daily total up by about 8,500 from a week earlier.
The country’s death toll from COVID-19 climbed by 57 on the day, while the number of severely ill COVID-19 patients stood at 262, up by one from the previous day.
In Tokyo, the daily number of new COVID-19 cases increased by 855 from a week before to 7,777. The seven-day average of new cases rose 16.6 pct to 8,659.4.
The Japanese capital logged six new COVID-19 deaths, while recognizing 19 infected people with severe symptoms under its criteria, unchanged from the previous day.