Tokyo confirms 38 new COVID-19 cases

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 38 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, up by 10 from a week earlier.

The Japanese capital saw one new death among people infected with the novel coronavirus.

The seven-day average of new cases stood at 33.7 as of Saturday, up 56.0% week on week.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients under the metropolitan government’s criteria was unchanged from Friday at two.