107 New Coronavirus Cases Found in Tokyo

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Tokyo, July 2 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 107 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, the first daily count above 100 in two months.

"We're in a phase where we need to exercise vigilance against the spread of infections," Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told a press conference. She called on people to refrain from visiting nightlife districts where COVID-19 cases are rising.

Of the 107 newly infected people, 71 are in their 20s or 30s, according to the metropolitan government.

They include 29 nightclub and other workers, mainly in Shinjuku Ward and the Ikebukuro district in Toshima Ward, and 45 people whose infection routes are unclear.

The daily number of new infections in Tokyo peaked on April 17, climbing over 200, and last stood above 100 on May 2, during the Golden Week holiday period in Japan, when the country was under a state of emergency over the epidemic.

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