TOKYO :___The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 2,909 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, and 15 new fatalities among infected people.
The Japanese capital’s daily infection total fell by 1,311 from a week earlier, down for the ninth consecutive day.
The daily infection tally averaged 3,520.7 for the last week, down 24.1 pct from the preceding week.
The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients in Tokyo under the metropolitan government’s criteria stood at 287, unchanged from the previous day.
Across Japan, the number of severely ill patients increased by 35 to 2,110, hitting a new record high for the 19th day in a row, according to the health ministry.