Tokyo confirms 148 new cases of coronavirus
NHK -- Aug 31
Tokyo's daily tally of infections of the new coronavirus has fallen below 200 for the first time since Tuesday.

The Tokyo Metropolitan government announced 148 new cases on Sunday. Two people were confirmed to have died.

In the southern prefecture of Okinawa, a typhoon is approaching. Authorities are concerned that evacuation centers may become crowded, raising the risk of infection.

Residents are being advised to consider staying at the homes of relatives or accommodation facilities if they need to evacuate.

Across Japan over 68,000 cases have been confirmed. Nearly 1,300 people have died.

東京都は30日、新たに148人の新型コロナウイルスへの感染を確認しました。直近7日間の感染者の平均は約1カ月半ぶりに200人を下回っています。  都によりますと、新たな感染者は10歳未満から90代までの148人で、20代が41人で最も多く、次いで30代が37人でした。また、60代と70代の男性2人の死亡も明らかになりました。いずれも高血圧や糖尿病などの基礎疾患があったということです。一方、直近7日間の感染者の平均は197.7人で、7月16日以来、約1カ月半ぶりに200人を下回りました。都は「自粛などの成果が出ている」と分析したうえで「引き続き感染防止に努めてほしい」と呼び掛けています。
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