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(Update) Japan's Daily COVID-19 Tally Falls below 8,000

(Update) Japan's Daily COVID-19 Tally Falls below 8,000

   Tokyo, Sept. 12 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 7,212 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Sunday, down by 5,694 from a week earlier, with the daily count falling below 8,000 for the first time since July 27.
   The number of coronavirus patients in serious condition stood at 2,010, down by 47 from Saturday, while 41 COVID-19 fatalities were reported Sunday.
   In Tokyo, 1,067 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus Sunday, down by 786 from a week before, marking the 21st straight day of a week-on-week drop in new cases. People in their 20s made up the largest group by age, at 254, followed by those in their 30s, at 187, and those in their 40s, at 184. People aged under 20 accounted for 248, and those aged 65 or over for 66.
   The number of COVID-19 patients with serious symptoms under the Tokyo metropolitan government's criteria came to 230, down by three from Saturday. Twenty-one COVID-19 deaths were confirmed in the Japanese capital Sunday.
   The seven-day average of newly confirmed coronavirus infection cases in Tokyo stood at 1,384 as of Sunday, down 45.7 pct from a week earlier.

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