Tokyo Reports 429 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--A total of 429 novel coronavirus cases were newly confirmed in Tokyo on Saturday, the metropolitan government said.

The daily count exceeded 400 in Japan’s capital for the second straight day.

The nationwide tally stood at 1,568 in 39 prefectures, surpassing 1,000 for the fifth consecutive day.

In Tokyo, 274 cases were in their 20s or 30s, accounting for 60 pct of the day’s total for Tokyo. The number of virus carriers with severe symptoms increased by two to 25.

Of the 429 cases, 43 caught the virus at home, 21 at workplaces and another 21 during parties. Transmission routes were unclear in 273 cases.

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