Tokyo logs 1,273 new cases

By The Yomiuri Shimbun

Tokyo confirmed 1,273 new cases of coronavirus infection on Saturday, down by 1,089 from the same day a week earlier.

According to the Tokyo metropolitan government, it was the 20th consecutive day the tally was lower than the figure logged on the same day of the previous week. There were 233 seriously ill COVID-19 patients in the capital, down by 10 from Friday.

The number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients nationwide was 2,057 at the start of Saturday, down by 68 from the previous day, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.

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