Photo/Illutration People wearing face masks walk across the famed Shibuya crossing in Tokyo on May 20. (AP Photo)

The number of new COVID-19 cases and patients with serious symptoms continued to decline in Tokyo on May 21.

Metropolitan government officials said there were 649 new cases confirmed, a decrease of 205 from the previous Friday.

For the week ending May 21, the daily average of new cases was 674.7, which was 72.8 percent of the figure for the previous week.

There were 65 patients with serious symptoms, a decline of four from the previous day.

Of the latest patients confirmed with COVID-19, 216 were in their 20s, 114 in their 30s and 94 in their 40s. There were also 65 patients aged 65 or older.