5 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Tokyo

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Tokyo, May 20 (Jiji Press)--Five new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Tokyo on Wednesday, with the daily number in the Japanese capital standing below 10 for the second consecutive day, the metropolitan government said.

Tokyo recorded successive days with single-digit new cases for the first time since the central government placed Tokyo and elsewhere under the COVID-19 state of emergency April 7.

Tokyo marked five new confirmed cases on Tuesday as well as on Sunday.

The national government will judge whether to lift the state of emergency for eight prefectures including Tokyo on Thursday, checking whether the preset criteria are met, including 0.5 or fewer new infections per 100,000 population in the last week.

In the week through Wednesday, a total of 78 new infections were found in Tokyo, or 0.55 per 100,000 people.

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