The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 218 new coronavirus cases, down 49 from Wednesday and 313 down from last Thursday.
The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 257.6.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 100, down seven from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 932, down 66 from Wednesday.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,576. Osaka had the most cases with 264, followed by Tokyo, Aichi (132), Kanagawa (129), Hyogo (109), Saitama (94), Chiba (83), Okinawa (64), Kyoto (44), Gifu (42), Hiroshima (38) and Fukuoka (35).
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 42.
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