Photo/Illutration Holidaymakers wearing face masks dig on the beach for clams at the start of the Golden Week holidays in Yokohama, west of Tokyo, on April 29. (AP Photo)

Tokyo officials confirmed 2,403 new COVID-19 cases on May 2, down 738 from the same day a week ago, marking the 21st straight day of a week-on-week decline.

The metropolitan government also reported three deaths among patients in their 90s in the capital.

The daily average of new infections over the week through May 2 in Tokyo was 4,132.9, or 76.3 percent of the average for the preceding week.