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(Update) 5 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Tokyo

(Update) 5 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Tokyo

   Tokyo, May 20 (Jiji Press)--Five new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Tokyo on Wednesday, with the daily number in the Japanese capital standing below 10 for the second consecutive day, metropolitan government officials said.
   Tokyo recorded a run of days with single-digit new cases for the first time since the central government placed Tokyo and elsewhere under the COVID-19 state of emergency April 7.
   Tokyo marked five new confirmed cases on Tuesday as well as on Sunday.
   A total of 24 new infection cases were reported in Japan. The prefectures of Gunma, Kanagawa and Toyama had one death each, bringing the country's total death toll linked to the virus to 789.
   In Kanagawa, south of Tokyo, 18 new infection cases were confirmed. In Chiba, east of Tokyo, a boy in the 10-19 age group was found positive.

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