10 New Coronavirus Cases Found in Tokyo

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Tokyo, May 18 (Jiji Press)--Ten new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Tokyo on Monday, with the daily number in the Japanese capital standing below 20 for the fourth straight day.

One new case was found in the western prefecture of Osaka, where the daily total came to zero for the first time in about two months on Sunday.

Among other prefectures designated as areas requiring special caution, the western prefectures of Kyoto and Hyogo saw no additional cases on Monday while one person was confirmed infected in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. Eight cases were reported in Kanagawa, three in Saitama and two in Chiba, all neighbors of Tokyo.

Across the country, the daily count came to 31, boosting the cumulative infection number to 16,364 excluding cruise ship-related cases.

The nationwide death toll rose to 781. Four deaths were reported each in Tokyo and Kanagawa, and two fatal cases were confirmed in Toyama, central Japan.

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