Japan reports 3,011 new COVID19 cases, 6 more deaths

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Japan reports 3,011 new COVID19 cases, 6 more deaths

The Metropolitan Government said 3,011 new COVID 19 cases were confirmed Monday, an increase of 608 from a week ago, and the daily tally had posted a week-on- week increase for three consecutive days.

No deaths from COVID 19 were reported in the capital.

The seven-day average of new infections dropped 20.9% from a week earlier to 3,269. There were seven severely ill patients, down one from Sunday.

Aichi Prefecture logged 1,209 cases and four deaths, Okinawa Prefecture marked 1,071 cases and Chiba Prefecture saw 983 cases and six deaths.

The number of severely ill patients had increased by four from the previous day to 163, according to the health ministry.

On Sunday, Japan confirmed 42,538 new COVID 19 cases nationwide - its first daily count above 40,000 in 10 days and an increase of 15,583 from a week earlier. Twenty-six new deaths from COVID 19 were confirmed.

On Sunday, Kagawa Prefecture reported a record high of 510 new cases.

Japan has logged 200,558 new novel coronaviruses in the past week, down 41,556 from the previous week. The country's cumulative total of COVID 19 cases, including those among cruise ship passengers and crew members, stood at 8,111, 606 as of 10 a.m. Monday.

Tokyo had the highest number of new infections in the past week, with 22,280, followed by Osaka at 16,013, Hokkaido at 14,362, and Fukuoka at 11,694.

Japan logged 213 deaths related to the coronaviruses in the last week, bringing the cumulative death toll to 29,831.