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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 49 COVID-19 cases in the Japanese capital on Oct. 11, the lowest count this year and the third day in a row under 100.

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The last time Tokyo recorded under 50 cases in a day was on June 25 last year, when it marked 48 infections. The capital recorded 60 cases on Oct. 10.

Since hitting a record 5,773 cases in Tokyo on Aug. 13, days after the closing of the Olympics, new infections across the country have declined sharply with the progress of vaccinations.

In the first week of October, Tokyo saw an average of 154.3 new infections per day. The capital recorded 31,842 total coronavirus cases in September, for an average of 1,061.4 cases per day, down sharply from the 125,606 total infections — an average of 4,051.8 cases per day — tallied in August.

By Oct. 10, 3,028 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

Tokyo has recorded 376,825 infections to date, the most among Japan’s 47 prefectures. As of Oct. 10, there were 602 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tokyo, 67 with severe symptoms.

With over 60 percent of the country’s population fully vaccinated, the Japanese government lifted a state of emergency covering the capital and 18 prefectures on Oct. 1.

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