91 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Tokyo

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Tokyo, April 13 (Jiji Press)--Ninety-one people were newly confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus in Tokyo on Monday, after four straight days of a record-high total of over 100 cases in the Japanese capital until Sunday.

The fall on Monday came as the number of samples tested on the previous day dropped. Infection routes were not known for 76 of the 91 people, according to informed sources.

A total of 296 people were found infected with the virus in the country on Monday, bringing the cumulative number of cases of the new virus to 7,684.

In the western Japan city of Kobe, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture, four doctors at the Japanese Red Cross Kobe Hospital tested positive for the coronavirus. The city government suspects that the four contracted the virus within the hospital, where the infection of a nurse has been reported.

Two people were found infected in the island city of Ishigaki in the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa. It is the first confirmed case of the virus on a remote island in Okinawa, an island prefecture. The prefectural government is investigating how they were infected.

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