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Tokyo Raises Coronavirus Alert to Highest Level

Tokyo Raises Coronavirus Alert to Highest Level

   Tokyo, July 15 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level on Wednesday following a recent surge in new infection cases.
   Coronavirus infections are spreading in the Japanese capital, the metropolitan government said. Previously, it said that infections were starting to spread.
   The latest assessment was based on the infection situation as of Monday, when the average number of daily new cases in the preceding week stood at 168.4, up by more than 50 pct from the week before.
   The average number of new cases for which infection routes were unknown doubled to 77.
   Infected patients aged 60 or above accounted for about 10 pct of all cases.

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