COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo publishes 382 new cases on Saturday

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Saturday released 382 new cases of the coronavirus, marking a second consecutive day of fewer than 400 cases.

The figure represents a decrease of 56% from the previous week, with new infections in the capital declining week by week for the 34th day in a row.

A total of eight new deaths have been reported among those infected in Tokyo, while the number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, as recognized by metropolitan government standards, fell from eight on Friday to 131.

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The seven-day average of new cases through Saturday stood at 400.7, down from 887.0 a week earlier.

Across Japan, 2,093 cases and 45 deaths were reported on Friday. The number of critically ill patients fell from 45 to 1,228, according to the health ministry.

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