The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 986 new cases of the coronavirus, down 84 from Saturday and the first time since Jan 12 that the number has been below 1,000.
The number (527 men and 459 women) is the result of 10,796 tests conducted on Jan 21.
By age group, the most number of cases were people in their 20s (191), followed by 148 in their 50s, 143 in their 30s, 125 in their 40s, 101 in their 60s, 90 in their 70s and 88 in their 80s. Also, 64 cases were younger than 20 (23 of whom were younger than 10), health officials said.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 156, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,007.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 3,988. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (555), Osaka (421), Chiba (328), Saitama (285), Fukuoka (224), Hyogo (178), Aichi (164), Kyoto (115), Hokkaido (94), Okinawa (76), Shizuoka (51), Ibaraki (46) and Kumamoto (43).
Fifty-six deaths were reported nationwide.
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