Tokyo Confirms 165 More Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo newly confirmed 165 cases of novel coronavirus infection Friday, the metropolitan government said.

The daily number in the Japanese capital topped 100 again after standing below 50 for two days in a row through Thursday.

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in Tokyo thus came to 4,317. Six coronavirus-linked deaths were reported, sending the total fatalities to 126.

Infection sources were unknown for 47 of the 165 new cases, according to the metropolitan government.

The rise in the daily count was partly caused by group infections at medical and welfare facilities, a metropolitan government official said.

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