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(Update) Japan Daily Coronavirus Tally Tops 4,000 for 1st Time since Jan.

(Update) Japan Daily Coronavirus Tally Tops 4,000 for 1st Time since Jan.

   Tokyo, April 14 (Jiji Press)--Japan's daily tally of new coronavirus cases stood above 4,000 on Wednesday, topping the threshold for the first time since Jan. 28.
   In the western prefecture of Osaka, a record 1,130 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on the day. The prefecture marked its second straight day with over 1,000 new cases.
   In the neighboring prefecture of Hyogo, the daily count of new cases came to 507, exceeding the 500 mark for the first time ever.
   Hyogo Governor Toshizo Ido said the prefecture's medical system was in a "critical situation."
   Tokyo's metropolitan government said on Wednesday that 591 people have been newly confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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