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Japan logs 166,205 new COVID-19 cases

People cross the street in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo on August 16, 2022. (AFP)
People cross the street in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo on August 16, 2022. (AFP)
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16 Aug 2022 11:08:51 GMT9
16 Aug 2022 11:08:51 GMT9
  • There were 311 new COVID-19 deaths

TOKYO: Japan confirmed 166,205 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, a decrease of about 46,000 from a week before.

There were 311 new COVID-19 deaths, including 44 in Osaka Prefecture, 26 in Aichi Prefecture, 22 each in Tokyo and Fukuoka Prefecture and 20 in Kanagawa Prefecture, according to a Jiji Press tally.

The number of patients with severe symptoms rose by seven from Monday to 614, according to the health ministry.

In Tokyo, 23,511 new infection cases were confirmed, a decline of 5,604 from a week earlier.

The seven-day average of new cases in the capital fell 17.2 pct to 25,578.6. The number of patients with severe symptoms dropped by two from Monday to 36.

JIJI Press

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