Yomiuri reported today that Japan confirmed 51,990 new COVID-19 cases and 173 deaths on Monday. The number of people with severe symptoms nationwide rose by 18 from the previous day to 1,495. Tokyo confirmed 8,805 new cases, 1,529 fewer than a week ago. This was reportedly the first time for Tokyo’s daily tally to drop below 10,000 since Jan. 24. The number of people who died of COVID-19 in Tokyo on Monday was 30 and the number of seriously ill patients dropped by 5 from the previous day to 82.