Japan on Wednesday reported 49,979 new coronavirus cases.
The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 5,327 new cases, up 80 from Tuesday.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 14, down three from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 204, down 21 from Tuesday.
Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (3,595), Kanagawa (3,229), Hokkaido (3,088), Aichi (2,955), Saitama (2,762), Hyogo (1,962) and Chiba (1,900).
The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 96.© Japan Today