On Tuesday, 5,583 new cases of COVID 19 fell by about 1,300 from the week before, as a downward trend continued in the capital.
The average number of new cases in the capital came to 6,377 on a seven day period. 1 compared to 7,589. The infections have been on a downward trend in the past several days, as 9 from a week ago.
The number of severe cases under Tokyo's standards remained the same as Monday at 15, while four new deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported Tuesday.
On Monday, Japan confirmed 24,258 new cases, down by some 9,000 from a week ago, while the number of very ill patients increased by three from Sunday to 222. There were 27 deaths related to COVID 19 in the country.
Public health experts have warned of a possible outbreak of the XE subvariant of the omicron coronavirus variant in Japan, where signs of a potential seventh wave of COVID 19 are emerging.