Tokyo virus cases fall to two-month low; nation's vaccinations at 50.9%

By The Yomiuri Shimbun
The Tokyo metropolitan government building (Credit: The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Tokyo confirmed 611 new cases of novel coronavirus infections on Monday, falling below 700 for the first time in two months.

The central government said the same day that 50.9% of the nation's population have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

The capital previously saw the figure below 700 on July 12, when there were 502 new cases.

Tokyo's daily tally dropped by 357 from the same day last week, extending the trend to a 22nd consecutive day.

According to the Tokyo metropolitan government, 225 COVID-19 patients are seriously ill, down by five from Sunday.

The seven-day moving average of new cases was 1,333, down 45% from 2,414 in the preceding seven-day period.

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