8 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Tokyo

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Tokyo, May 25 (Jiji Press)--Eight new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Tokyo on Monday, the metropolitan government said.

The number of new cases per 100,000 people came to 0.34 in the Japanese capital in the week through Monday, below the state-set standard of 0.5 for lifting the state of emergency over the coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease.

In Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, three new cases were confirmed, bringing the infection rate to 0.80. The rate came to 0.62 in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, with one new case confirmed.

The Japanese government Monday lifted the state of emergency for Tokyo, Kanagawa and Hokkaido and two other prefectures, fully lifting the measure that had been in place nationwide since mid-April.

In the whole of the country, 21 new cases were confirmed Monday. The western prefecture of Osaka logged no infection for the third day in a row.

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