Japan Confirms 8,668 New COVID-19 Cases
Tokyo, March 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 8,668 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down by about 3,500 from a week earlier.
The country logged 29 new deaths among COVID-19 patients, while the number of severely ill patients stood at 132, up by one from the previous day.
Meanwhile, the Tokyo metropolitan government reported 705 new infections, a decrease of 105 from a week before.
In the Japanese capital, there were nine patients with severe symptoms under the metropolitan government's criteria, unchanged from the previous day. No new deaths were reported.
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