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Japan’s daily COVID-19 tally reaches 94,493

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14 Jul 2022 01:07:57 GMT9
14 Jul 2022 01:07:57 GMT9

TOKYO: Japan confirmed 94,493 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Wednesday, topping 90,000 for the first time since February 17.

The daily figure rose over two-fold from a week before, marking the 23rd consecutive day of week-on-week growth.

On the day, 13 prefectures, mainly in the Kyushu southwestern region, logged record high daily infection figures.

Across the country, the number of severely ill coronavirus patients increased by seven from Tuesday to 90, while new COVID-19 deaths totaled 31.

In Tokyo, 16,878 new infections were confirmed on Wednesday, marking the second straight day with over 10,000 new cases. The daily figure rose by 8,537 from a week earlier, up for the 26th consecutive day.

The seven-day moving average of new infections jumped 129.5 pct to 10,160.6, according to the Tokyo metropolitan government.

Two new COVID-19 fatalities were reported in the Japanese capital on the day. The number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms under the capital’s criteria increased by one from Tuesday to 13.

JIJI Press

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