The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 862 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, down from the 1,273 infections logged a week ago.
The capital has now seen three straight days under 1,000 new infections.
The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients under the metropolitan government’s criteria was 177, down by two from Thursday.
The seven-day average of new cases in Tokyo came to 887, compared to 1,496.3 a week earlier.
Also Saturday, Okinawa Prefecture saw 176 new infections, down from 270 last Saturday, along with four deaths and Hokkaido reported 77 new cases, down from 156 a week ago.
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