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People wear masks while strolling through the Omotesando district of central Tokyo, Aug. 14, 2020.
People wear masks while strolling through the Omotesando district of central Tokyo, Aug. 14, 2020. (Akifumi Ishikawa/Stars and Stripes)

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TOKYO — The U.S. military in Japan reported just a handful of new coronavirus cases over the weekend, while the daily count in the nation’s capital took a substantial dip.

Tokyo announced 247 cases on Saturday and 148 on Sunday, according to reports by national broadcaster NHK and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The last time the city’s daily count fell below 200 was Aug. 25.

Tokyo, which is near several U.S. military installations, has recorded a pandemic total of 20,717 cases.

Marine Corps Installations Pacific announced Saturday that six people had tested positive for the coronavirus at three Okinawa bases: four infections at Camp Foster, one at Camp Kinser and one at Camp Courtney.

“These individuals all tested positive due to our requirement to test all inbound personnel before exiting [quarantine],” a statement said. “All of these individuals have been in [quarantine] for nearly two weeks. Close contacts have been notified and directed to quarantine.”

No cases were recorded on Sunday; however, the Marines did announce that three people had recovered from the virus. The previous day, it said one individual was no longer infected.

No other U.S. military installations in Japan had reported new coronavirus patients as of 9 p.m. Sunday.

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