Tokyo Logs 26 New COVID-19 Cases, Fewest This Year

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Tokyo, Oct. 22 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo confirmed 26 new COVID-19 infection cases on Friday, the lowest daily tally this year, the metropolitan government said.

One infected person was newly confirmed to have died.

The seven-day average of new infection cases dropped 40.4 pct from a week before to 39.1. The number of severely ill patients fell by three from Thursday to 21.

Nationwide, 325 new infection cases were reported, below 500 for the sixth straight day. The number of severely ill patients dropped by 43 to 217, and 12 new deaths were reported.

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