The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 77 new cases of the coronavirus, down 39 from Sunday. The number is the result of 3,506 tests conducted on Sept 4. It is the first time the number has dropped below 100 since Aug 24.
The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 21,849.
The number of infected people with severe symptoms is 24, three down from Sunday, health officials said.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 288. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (45), Kanagawa (29), Aichi (21), Okinawa (19), Saitama (14) and Chiba (14).
Five deaths due to coronavirus-related causes were reported.© Japan Today