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Japan COVID-19 daily count tops 90,000 for first time

Tokyo confirmed 21,576 cases, marking a daily number above 20,000 for the first time. (AP/file)
Tokyo confirmed 21,576 cases, marking a daily number above 20,000 for the first time. (AP/file)
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02 Feb 2022 11:02:59 GMT9
02 Feb 2022 11:02:59 GMT9

TOKYO: The daily count of new coronavirus cases in Japan exceeded 90,000 for the first time to hit a record high on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Tokyo confirmed 21,576 cases, marking a daily number above 20,000 for the first time. Six new fatalities were reported in the Japanese capital.

According to the metropolitan government, the occupancy rate of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients rose 0.7 percentage point from Tuesday to 51.4 pct.

Of the COVID-19 cases confirmed on Wednesday, 3,300 were below the age of 10, and 2,458 between the ages of 10 and 19.

The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms under Tokyo’s criteria stood at 30, up by one from the previous day.

JIJI Press

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