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Tokyo records 66 coronavirus infections on Oct. 16, 8th day in row under 100

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government building (Mainichi/Makoto Ogawa)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital recorded 66 COVID-19 cases on Oct. 16, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced, the eighth day in a row it has seen under 100 cases.

    Tokyo saw 57 cases on Oct. 15.

    In the first week of October, Tokyo had an average of 154.3 new infections per day. The figure dropped to 77.1 in the second week. The capital recorded 31,842 total coronavirus cases in September, for an average of 1,061.4 cases per day, down sharply from the 125,606 total infections -- an average of 4,051.8 cases per day -- tallied in August.

    By Oct. 15, 3,076 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in Japan in the spring of 2020.

    Tokyo has recorded 377,159 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures. As of Oct. 15, there were 413 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tokyo, 39 with severe symptoms.

    (Mainichi)

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