Photo/Illutration Visitors in yukatas or Japanese traditional summer kimonos wear protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pause at a back ally near Sensoji Temple at Asakusa Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Tokyo confirmed 32 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 23, little changed from the 26 of the previous day that marked the lowest daily tally figure this year.

For the week ending the same day, the daily average of new cases came to 34.3, or 54.2 percent of the average of the previous week, metropolitan government officials said.

Officials also announced one death from COVID-19 as well as 22 patients with symptoms serious enough to require the use of a ventilator or other equipment to breathe. The figure was an increase of one from the previous day.

Of the latest cases, 11 patients were in their 20s and five each in their 30s, 40s and 50s. There was only one new patient aged 65 or older.