The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 178 new cases of the coronavirus, down 94 from Sunday. It was the first time since Nov 24 that the capital's daily tally has been below 200.
The number (101 men and 77 women) is the result of 5,197 tests conducted on Feb 19.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 76, down six from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 510.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 740. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (101), Chiba (99), Kanagawa (96), Osaka (62), Aichi (30) and Fukuoka (26).
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was.56
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