Japan's New Coronavirus Cases Top 1,000 for 3rd Day

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Tokyo, Nov. 7 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 1,331 new coronavirus infection cases on Saturday, the third consecutive day above 1,000.

The northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido reported 187 new cases, its daily record high, including 141 in the capital of Sapporo.

In Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, new cases also hit a record high of 137. Both Hokkaido and Kanagawa saw their daily cases exceed 100 for the third straight day.

The central prefecture of Aichi confirmed 113 new cases, its first rise above 100 since Aug. 13.

In Tokyo, 294 new cases were confirmed, the third straight day above 200.

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