Tokyo Confirms 66 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, Oct. 16 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 66 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Saturday, down by 16 from a week before and below 100 for the eighth straight day.

The seven-day average of new cases in the Japanese capital stood at 63.3 as of the day, down 51.0 pct from a week before.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients under the metropolitan government's standards fell by four from Friday to 35.

Across the country, 509 people newly tested positive for the virus Saturday, with the daily count standing below 1,000 for 10 days in a row. The number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition came to 335, down by 22 from Friday.

Thirteen new deaths were confirmed among infected people nationwide, including seven in Tokyo.

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