On Monday, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government posted 3,855 new COVID 19 cases in the capital, marking the lowest tally since Jan. 17.
The figure, which represented the 18th day of week-on- week decline, was compared to 4,836 cases a week earlier. There were six deaths.
The seven-day average of new infections was 7,449. The previous week, it was 9 a week. The number of severely ill patients under the metropolitan government's criteria was the same as it was at 46.
The Japanese markets were closed Monday due to the Vernal Equinox Day holiday.
The pace of the increase in cumulative cases has been slowing after the peak of the sixth wave, but some experts believe that a fresh wave could hit the country because of the spread of the highly transmissible BA. Japan confirmed 39,659 new coronaviruses cases Sunday, down 11,285 from the week before. The daily tally was below 40,000 for the first time since last Monday. There were 66 COVID 19 deaths while the number of severely ill coronaviruses fell 28 from Saturday to 955.