Tokyo reports 131 new coronavirus cases; under 200 for 1st time in week
Japan Today -- Jul 28
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 131 new cases of coronavirus infection, marking the first time in seven days that the capital's single-day tally has totaled fewer than 200.

With the latest figure, the number of coronavirus cases this month reached 5,120, accounting for around 45 percent of Tokyo's cumulative total of 11,345.

Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike disclosed the daily figure, down from 239 on Sunday, amid growing concern about a recent surge of infections in the capital and other parts of Japan.

Koike had urged Tokyo residents to avoid nonessential outings during a four-day holiday through Sunday. But the capital has seen single-day new infections in the triple digits on all but two days of July, with Thursday's 366 a record high.

東京都の小池知事が27日午後に取材に応じました。小池知事は引き続き感染防止に努めるよう呼び掛けています。
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