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(Update) Tokyo Reports 1,008 New Coronavirus Cases

(Update) Tokyo Reports 1,008 New Coronavirus Cases

   Tokyo, July 18 (Jiji Press)--A total of 1,008 new cases of novel coronavirus infection were confirmed in Tokyo on Sunday, the metropolitan government said.
   The daily figure, up by 394 from a week earlier, exceeded 1,000 for the fifth straight day.
   It was the first time since May 9, around the peak of the fourth wave of infections, that Tokyo's daily count on a Sunday has surpassed 1,000.
   According to the metropolitan government, the daily total averaged 1,068.3 for the past week, up 45.6 pct from a week before.
   The number of seriously ill COVID-19, counted under the Japanese capital's criteria, fell by one from Saturday to 58.

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