TOKYO: Japan confirmed 109,596 new COVID-19 cases Friday, a decrease of some 9,200 from a week before.
The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients across the country rose by 10 from Thursday to 349, while 168 deaths were newly reported.
In Tokyo, 11,244 new cases were confirmed, a decrease of some 1,700 from a week before and the first week-on-week decline in eight days.
The Japanese capital reported 13 new COVID-19 fatalities. There were 20 patients with severe symptoms, unchanged from Thursday.