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Less Than One Covid Death a Day in Japan as New Cases Plummet

  • Just six people have died of Covid-19 over the last week
  • Other G-7 nations haven’t been at that level since March 2020
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In the nation with the oldest people, less than one person a day is dying from Covid-19.

There are so few people getting sick with Covid-19 in Japan that on some recent days no one has died. That’s brought the number of confirmed deaths in the past week down to six, the lowest it’s been in the country since July 2020, before the second wave of pandemic fatalities.