COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo confirms 302 new cases – lowest since June

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 302 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the lowest daily figure since June 21.

Children play under a misting machine in Tokyo’s Ginza district as temperatures rose on Sunday. | KYODO

The number of critically ill COVID-19 patients according to metropolitan government criteria has meanwhile declined by two to 169, as well as four new deaths. The seven-day average of new cases in Tokyo stood at 771.1 from 1,333 a week earlier.

Elsewhere, while Kanagawa Prefecture fell below 300 cases for the first time since July 12, reporting 257 new infections, while Osaka Prefecture reported 268 cases and one death.

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Hokkaido has reported 50 cases and one death, and Okinawa Prefecture has confirmed 80 cases, dropping below 100 for the first time since late July. The country’s southernmost prefecture has also reported four deaths linked to the virus.

Japan confirmed 3,401 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, its first daily tally of less than 4,000 since July 24.

The number of critically ill patients fell 63 from Saturday to 1,496, the first figure below 1,500 since August 12. The country has also recorded 41 new deaths linked to COVID-19.

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