Tokyo confirms 24 new coronavirus cases

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 24 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Saturday, down by five from a week before.

No new deaths related to the virus were confirmed in the Japanese capital.

The seven-day average of new infection cases came to 24.4, up 20.2% from a week earlier.

The number of severely ill coronavirus patients under the Tokyo metropolitan government’s criteria stood at 10, up by two from Friday.