The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 276 new cases of the coronavirus, down 153 from Sunday. It was the first time the number has dropped below 300 since Dec 7 when the figure was 299.
The number (143 men and 133 women) is the result of 5,424 tests conducted on Feb 5. Of the total, 109 cases were people aged 60 and older.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 104, down seven from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 773.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,214. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (155), Kanagawa (121), Saitama (121), Osaka (119), Fukuoka (57), Hokkaido (50), Aichi (43), Okinawa (40), Hyogo (33) and Ibaraki (31).
The number of reported coronavirus-related deaths nationwide was 71.
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