COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo confirms 1,052 new infections as cases continue to decline


Tokyo confirmed 1,052 new cases of infection with a novel coronavirus on Wednesday, down 782 from the previous week, the metropolitan government said.

Tokyo’s daily cases declined week to week for the 24th day in a row. New deaths from COVID-19 in the Japanese capital have risen to 20.

As of Wednesday, the seven-day average of new infections was 1,132, up from 2,040.6 the week before.

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The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, measured by metropolitan government standards, fell from 10 from Tuesday to 198.

The health ministry said on Wednesday that the number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms across the country fell by 71, from Tuesday to 1,834.

Japan reported 6,277 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, with a Tuesday’s daily count falling below 10,000 for the first time since July 27.

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Fifty-six new deaths linked to the virus have been recorded.

The number of new cases on Tuesday stood at 942 in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, and 568 in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.

Saitama and Kanagawa prefectures, both neighboring Tokyo, have confirmed 506 and 485 new cases, respectively.