The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 270 new cases of the coronavirus, down 70 from Thursday.
The number (146 men and 124 women) is the result of 2,145 tests conducted on Feb 23. The number of infected people aged 60 and over was 71.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 70, one down from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 457.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,056. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (117), Chiba (113), Saitama (101), Osaka (77), Fukuoka (52), Aichi (40), Gunma (37), Hokkaido (36), Ibaraki (28), Hyogo (24) and Okinawa (23).
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 79.
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