Japan's Cumulative Novel Coronavirus Cases Top 50,000

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Tokyo, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Cumulative novel coronavirus cases confirmed in Japan, including infections among cruise ship passengers and crew members, topped 50,000 on Monday.

The cumulative number rose by about 20,000 in the 16 days to Monday, and exceeded 50,000 only seven days after surpassing 40,000 on Aug. 3.

On Monday, 839 people newly tested positive for the virus, including 197 in Tokyo. The daily count of new cases in the Japanese capital fell below 200 for the first time in 14 days.

Of the daily total in Tokyo, 65 people are in their 20s and 45 in their 30s, together making up 56 pct. Of the rest, 34 people are in their 40s, 22 in their 50s, eight in the 10-19 age bracket, seven in their 70s, six aged under 10, five in their 60s and five in their 80s.

As of Monday, the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients in Tokyo stood at 1,682, the highest level since the metropolitan government started to collect data on May 12, while 24 people were in serious condition, up by one from Sunday. Tokyo's cumulative novel coronavirus cases reached 16,064.

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