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Tokyo Confirms 1,387 New Coronavirus Cases

Tokyo Confirms 1,387 New Coronavirus Cases

   Tokyo, July 20 (Jiji Press)--The daily number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Tokyo came to 1,387 on Tuesday, up by 557 from a week earlier and topping the 1,000 mark for the first time in two days, the Tokyo metropolitan government said.
   Across Japan, the number of people severely ill with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose by 14 from the previous day to 406, according to the health ministry.
   Of the new cases in Tokyo, 448 were found among people in their 20s, 300 among those in their 30s, 234 among those in their 40s and 179 among those in their 50s. People aged 65 or older accounted for 36.
   The Japanese capital's daily tally of new cases averaged 1,180 for the last week, up 49.3 pct from the preceding week.
   Under the metropolitan government's standards, the number of severe COVID-19 cases in Tokyo stayed flat at 60.

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