Tokyo reports 266 new COVID-19 infections


TOKYO, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) — The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 266 new daily COVID-19 infections, marking the ninth successive day that new cases have remained below the 500-mark.

The latest figure in the capital of 14 million is also the first time the tally has dipped below 300 new daily cases since Monday last week, the local government said, according to its preliminary figures released Monday afternoon.

The capital’s cumulative total of coronavirus infections since the outbreak of the pandemic here now stands at 106,771, the latest statistics showed.

According to health officials, there are currently 97 COVID-19-positive patients designated as being in a “serious condition.”

This is the first time sine Jan. 2 the number has fallen below 100, and it is six less than the previous day, the Tokyo metropolitan government also said. Enditem


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