New COVID-19 Cases in Japan Fall below 20,000

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Tokyo, May 2 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 19,353 new COVID-19 cases Monday, its first daily count below 20,000 since Jan. 13.

The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms across the country fell by one from Sunday to 164. Thirty new deaths were reported.

In Tokyo, 2,403 new infection cases were confirmed, a decrease of 738 from a week before.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients in Tokyo rose by one from Sunday to 10.

The seven-day average of new infections in the capital dropped 23.7 pct from a week earlier to 4,132.9.

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