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(Update) Osaka Logs Record 1,220 New Coronavirus Cases

(Update) Osaka Logs Record 1,220 New Coronavirus Cases

   Tokyo, April 18 (Jiji Press)--Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, reported 1,220 new coronavirus cases on Sunday.
   The daily count hit a record high for the prefecture and exceeded 1,000 for the sixth straight day.
   In Tokyo, the metropolitan government newly confirmed 543 coronavirus cases on Sunday.
   The daily tally in the Japanese capital topped 500 for the sixth consecutive day and was the highest for any Sunday since the central government lifted its second state of emergency over the virus for Tokyo on March 21.
   The number of severely ill people with the coronavirus under the metropolitan government's criteria came to 45.

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