The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 1,242 new coronavirus cases, down 433 from Thursday and 1,297 down from last Friday. It is the 19th straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.
The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 1,651.9.
People in their 20s (330 cases) and their 30s (222) accounted for the highest numbers, while 204 cases were aged under 20.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 243, down eight from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,125, down 48 from Thursday.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 8,892. Osaka had the most cases with 1,310, followed by Tokyo, Aichi (1,030), Kanagawa (829), Saitama (556), Hyogo (528), Chiba (461), Fukuoka (438), Okinawa (301), Kyoto (190), Shizuoka (176), Ibaraki (163), Hiroshima (148), Hokkaido (117) and Gifu (110).
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 69.
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