COVID-19 Tracker: Tokyo Records 235 New Coronavirus Cases

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Friday confirmed 235 new cases of the novel coronavirus, down 547 from the previous week.

New cases of infection in the Japanese capital fell week after week for the 33rd day in a row. The daily figure has been below 1,000 for nine consecutive days.

A total of 15 new deaths have been reported among those infected in Tokyo.

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The seven-day average of new cases through Friday stood at 469.3, down from 945.7 a week earlier.

The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, as recognized by metropolitan government standards, fell from four Thursday to 139.

The health ministry said on Friday the number of critically ill patients across Japan stood at 1,228, 45 less than the previous day.

The national total of new cases of infection stood at 3,604 on Thursday, with 49 new deaths among coronavirus patients.

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