Tokyo confirmed 4,921 cases of the novel coronavirus in September, down from a record 8,126 infections in the previous month, the metropolitan government said Wednesday.

The capital also reported an additional 194 cases on a daily basis, bringing the cumulative total to more than 25,700, the highest among the 47 prefectures in Japan.

The daily figures reflect the most recent totals reported by health authorities and medical institutions.

The metropolitan government on Sept. 10 lowered its alert level by one notch from the highest of four.

It also completely lifted its request for establishments serving alcohol to shorten their business hours in mid-September.