Tokyo confirms 5,061 new COVID cases on Thursday

January 27


Japan's health ministry says it confirmed 5,061 new cases of coronavirus infection in Tokyo on Thursday.


The daily tally is down 2,658 from a week ago, for a ninth straight day of week-on-week decline.


The ministry also confirmed 25 deaths from the virus in the capital.


The number of seriously ill patients on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines was 34, unchanged from the previous day.


Nationwide, the ministry confirmed 59,885 new cases and 410 deaths on Thursday.