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Decline in new COVID-19 cases begins to level off in Tokyo

  • February 22, 2021
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Monday’s Asahi and Nikkei wrote that the number of new coronavirus cases in the nation’s capital in the past week did not decrease as substantially as the metropolitan government had hoped, saying that the seven-day rolling average was 341 as of Feb. 21, down by about 10% from the previous week. Following the declaration of a state of emergency on Jan. 7, the seven-day average had decreased by almost 30% from the previous week for every week until early February. Public health professionals attribute the slowdown in the decline to an increase in outings following the steady improvement in the infection situation for the past month or so.

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