THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
December 2, 2021 at 18:10 JST
Visitors are sparse at the hugely popular Kaminarimon gate in Tokyo's Asakusa district on Nov. 30. (AP Photo)
Tokyo reported 11 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 2, down 16 from the same day a week ago. The seven-day average of new infections in Tokyo through Dec. 2 stood at 15, or 98 percent of the figure for the preceding week.
The number of severely ill patients in the capital as defined by the Tokyo metropolitan government, meaning they are on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung bypass machines, stood at four, unchanged from the day before.
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