Japan New Coronavirus Cases Fall below 30,000

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Tokyo, March 21 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 27,701 new coronavirus infection cases Monday, the first figure below 30,000 in about two months since Jan. 17.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients stood at 951, down by four from Sunday. New fatalities totaled 58.

Tokyo reported 3,855 new cases of novel coronavirus infection on Monday, down by 981 from a week before.

In the Japanese capital, new COVID-19 fatalities totaled six on the day. The number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms under the Tokyo metropolitan government's criteria remained unchanged from Sunday at 46.

The seven-day average of new positive cases in Tokyo stood at 7,449.1, down 13.7 pct from a week before.

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