Tokyo Confirms 537 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo reported 537 new cases of novel coronavirus infection on Wednesday, down by about half from 1,052 a week before and marking the 31st straight day of week-on-week decline.

There were 16 fatal cases, all of which were people aged 30 or older.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients, under the Tokyo metropolitan government's criteria, dropped by six from the previous day to 146.

Nationwide, 3,245 new cases and 54 deaths were confirmed on Wednesday. The number of severely ill cases stood at 1,383, down by 46.

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