Record 224 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Tokyo

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Tokyo, July 9 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo confirmed 224 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Thursday, marking the highest daily total for the Japanese capital, the metropolitan government said.

The daily count exceeded 200 for the first time since April 17, when the figure stood at 206 while the central government's coronavirus state of emergency was in place.

Of Thursday's total, 169 cases, or more than 70 pct, were those in their 20s and 30s. Infection routes were unknown for 104 cases, and 74 cases were apparently in nightlife districts.

Twenty-four cases were without symptoms.

Speaking to reporters, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said, "The number of cases could continue to rise" due to increased testing.

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