Japan's New Coronavirus Cases Down by 71,000

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Tokyo, Sept. 1 (Jiji Press)--The daily count of new coronavirus cases in Japan stood at 149,906 on Thursday, down some 71,000 from a week earlier.

The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms fell 36 from Wednesday to 555, while 306 sufferers died.

On Thursday, Japan's cumulative COVID-19 death toll topped 40,000, standing at 40,261.

In Tokyo, new positive cases declined 8,678 from a weak earlier to 14,451, with 34 patients, up one from the previous day, in severe conditions under the metropolitan government's criteria.

The seven-day average of new cases in the capital slid 35.4 pct from Aug. 25 to 15,051.6.

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