Tokyo Confirms 171 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, Oct. 28 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo confirmed 171 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, with the daily number topping 100 for the ninth straight day.

People in their 20s made up the largest group of new cases, at 41, followed by 31 in their 30s and 28 in their 40s. Those aged 65 or over accounted for 28, according to the Tokyo metropolitan government.

The number of severely ill patients in the Japanese capital came to 30, down by three from Tuesday.

On Wednesday, a total of 731 infection cases were confirmed across the country.

Five new fatal cases were reported, including two in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, and one in the western prefecture of Okayama.

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