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Tokyo reports 206 new COVID-19 cases, over 200 for 3rd day

Tokyo reports 206 new COVID-19 cases, over 200 for 3rd day

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Jul 2020, 03:36 pm

Tokyo/Xinhua: The Japanese capital of Tokyo reported 206 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the third straight day that new cases have topped 200, said the Tokyo metropolitan government.

The latest daily figure is slightly down from the record of 243 set a day earlier, when the government relaxed its guidelines for holding large sporting and other events, despite rising concerns over a second wave of infections.

The average daily increase of newly confirmed cases in Tokyo over the past seven days stood at 152.4, according to the metropolitan government. As of Friday, 487 people were hospitalized, including five with severe symptoms.

Since a nationwide state of emergency was completely lifted on May 25, the capital of 14 million people has seen an upward trend in new infections.

The metropolitan government has said that downtown entertainment districts in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro have become hotbeds for the virus' latest resurgence.

It has warned those patronizing such nightspots in these districts to ensure the establishments are taking the necessary measures to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Tokyo has now confirmed a cumulative total of 7,721 COVID-19 cases, the highest among Japan's 47 prefectures and accounting for more than one third of the country's total cases. 

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