Tokyo reports 6,776 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

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Tokyo reports 6,776 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

On Wednesday, Tokyo confirmed 6,776 new cases of COVID-19, down by 1,477 from a week before.

There were five new COVID 19 deaths among those infected in the capital.

The average number of new infections for the seven day period was 6,166. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said 9 a week earlier.

The number of patients with severe symptoms under the metropolitan government's criteria was 15, unchanged from Tuesday.

Hokkaido reported 3,058 cases and four deaths, Aichi Prefecture saw 2,638 cases and one death, Chiba Prefecture logged 1,860 cases and three deaths, and Okinawa Prefecture confirmed 1,581 cases.

The number of very ill coronaviruses patients rose by one from the previous day to 214, according to the health ministry.

New COVID 19 deaths across the country came to 52.

In Saga Prefecture, new infection cases totaled 681 on Tuesday, a record daily high for the southwestern prefecture.