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(Update) Japan COVID-19 Daily Count Doubles from Week Before

(Update) Japan COVID-19 Daily Count Doubles from Week Before

   Tokyo, May 12 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 41,741 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, about double the week-before figure.
   The daily count posted week-on-week growth for the sixth consecutive day.
   The number of very ill coronavirus patients fell by four from Wednesday to 159. New COVID-19 fatalities stood at 32.
   In Tokyo, the daily tally of new cases stood at 4,216, up 1,896 from a week before. The seven-day average increased 30.9 pct to 3,949.
   The number of severely ill patients under Tokyo's criteria dropped by two from Wednesday to six, while new COVID-19 fatalities came to four, according to the metropolitan government.

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