5 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Tokyo

Society Lifestyle

Tokyo, May 17 (Jiji Press)--Five new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Tokyo on Sunday, the metropolitan government said.

The daily number of new cases in the Japanese capital fell to its lowest level since the three marked on March 22. Tokyo's total cases grew to 5,055.

Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, saw its number of new cases drop to zero for the first time since March 9, staying below five for the fourth straight day.

In Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, the number of new cases also fell to zero.

Tokyo, Osaka and Chiba are among the eight prefectures where the Japanese government's coronavirus state of emergency remains in effect after it was lifted for the remaining 39 prefectures on Thursday.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press