Tokyo Confirms 200 New COVID-19 Infections
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Tokyo, Oct. 1 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 200 new COVID-19 infection cases on Friday, down by 35 from a week earlier and below 300 for the sixth straight day.
The seven-day average of daily new infections stood at 252.6, down 46.2 pct from a week before.
The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients under the metropolitan government's criteria decreased by seven from the previous day to 93.
Across Japan, a total of 1,447 people were newly found positive for the coronavirus, below the 2,000 threshold for the fifth day in a row. Meanwhile, 34 new deaths were reported among infected people.
The nationwide number of severely ill patients dropped by 154 to 778, under 800 for the first time since Aug. 3, according to the health ministry.
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