TOKYO -- Nine coronavirus infections were recorded in Japan's capital on Nov. 1, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced -- the lowest figure reported in 2021.
The capital reported 22 cases the previous day. Case counts tend to drop on Mondays due to low testing figures over the weekend, especially on Sundays.
Tokyo registered 2,176 total COVID-19 cases in October for an average of 70.2 cases per day, a steep drop from September's 31,929 total cases (an average of 1,064.3 per day) and the 129,193 infections (an average of 4,168 per day) tallied in August.
By Oct. 31, 3,147 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in Japan in the spring of 2020.
Tokyo has recorded 381,664 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures. As of Oct. 31, there were 156 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tokyo, 14 with severe symptoms.