Japan Confirms 31,457 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, May 22 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 31,457 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, a decrease of about 3,500 from a week before.

Eighteen new deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported in the country. There were 92 severely ill coronavirus patients, down by nine from Saturday.

In Tokyo, 3,317 new COVID-19 infection cases were confirmed, down by 31 from a week earlier. The daily count fell below the week-before level for the ninth consecutive day.

New COVID-19 fatalities totaled six in the Japanese capital, while the seven-day average of new infections went down 10 pct from a week before to 3,560.1, according to the Tokyo metropolitan government.

The number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms under Tokyo's criteria stood at three, unchanged from Saturday.

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