Photo/Illutration Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike holds a sign that urges residents to prevent development of serious symptoms of COVID-19 and protect elderly people at a news conference on Sept. 4. (Koichi Ueda)

Tokyo confirmed 77 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 7, the first time the daily count fell under 100 in two weeks, according to metropolitan government officials.

The capital’s daily tally last recorded double digits on Aug. 24, when 95 cases were reported.

Of the 77 cases, patients in their 20s topped the list at 19, followed by 17 in their 30s, and 15 in their 50s.

Eleven people in their 40s were confirmed newly infected with the virus, along with seven in their 60s, and five in their 70s and older.

Three children under age 10 also tested positive.

Tokyo had 24 seriously ill patients as of Sept. 7, down three from the previous day. The metropolitan government defines serious cases as patients on a ventilator or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as an ECMO lung bypass machine.