Tokyo Reports 19 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, Oct. 24 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo confirmed 19 new COVID-19 infection cases on Sunday, a decrease of 21 from a week before and the first daily tally below 20 since June 17 last year, the metropolitan government said.

No new COVID-19 death was confirmed in the Japanese capital for the first time since Aug. 14 this year. There were 22 patients with severe symptoms, unchanged from Saturday. The seven-day average of new infection cases fell 48.2 pct from a week before to 31.3.

Across Japan, 236 new infections were reported with no cases confirmed in 16 prefectures including Miyagi, Fukushima, Nagasaki and Kumamoto.

There were 208 patients with severe symptoms, unchanged from Saturday. Eight new deaths were reported.

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