The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 708 new cases of the coronavirus, down 241 from Saturday. The number is the result of 9,007 tests conducted on Dec 24.
The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 56,559.
By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s (183), followed by 132 in their 30s, 99 in their 40s, 93 in their 50s and 50 in their 60s.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 82, up one from Saturday, health officials said.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 2,937. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (243), Osaka (233), Aichi (216), Saitama (211), Hyogo (165), Fukuoka (137), Chiba (105), Kyoto (94), Hokkaido (85), Hiroshima (62), Gifu (45), Miyagi (39), Gunma (38), Nara (37) and Okinawa (30).
Forty coronavirus-related deaths were reported.
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