Japan on Thursday reported 45,299 new coronavirus cases, down 10,238 from Wednesday. Tokyo reported 3,502 new cases, down 510 from Wednesday.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 35, up one from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 475, down 21 from Wednesday.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 397.© Japan Today
We're seeing (slightly) less masking now and cases falling. This will continue as predicted.
Going down, but the deaths are going up! As usual, no one will panic, but a lot of us will end up with long COVID when this is all over.