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(Update) Osaka Reports Record 666 New Coronavirus Cases

(Update) Osaka Reports Record 666 New Coronavirus Cases

   Osaka, April 3 (Jiji Press)--A record 666 new cases of novel coronavirus infection were confirmed in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, on Saturday.
   The figure, which eclipsed the previous high of 654 set on Jan. 8, marked the third consecutive daily total above 600.
   In neighboring Hyogo Prefecture, the number of new cases came to 206, exceeding 200 for the first time in three days.
   A total of five cities in Osaka and Hyogo will be placed under the pre-emergency stage against the resurgence of infections for a month from Monday.
   Meanwhile, Tokyo reported 446 new infection cases, with the daily count topping 400 for the fourth straight day and rising by 16 from a week before.

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