The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 393 new cases of the coronavirus, down 240 from Sunday. It was the first time the figure for the capital dropped below 400 since Dec 21 when 392 cases were reported.
The number (199 women and 194 men) is the result of 6,400 tests conducted on Jan 29.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 133, down seven from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 975.
Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,792. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (221), Chiba (192), Osaka (178), Saitama (159), Aichi (80), Hokkaido (76), Kyoto (63), Fukuoka (63), Hyogo (60) and Okinawa (35).
Nationwide, 80 coronavirus-related deaths were reported.
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