Japan's Daily Coronavirus Cases Top 3,000

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Tokyo, Dec. 12 (Jiji Press)--Japan logged over 3,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus for the first time on Saturday, while the country's death toll from the virus rose by 28 to 2,595.

The country confirmed 3,041 new coronavirus cases, including a record 621 in Tokyo.

The daily count also hit a record in Saitama Prefecture, at 199, Gifu Prefecture, at 55, Iwate Prefecture, at 43, Nagano Prefecture, at 32, Yamagata Prefecture, at 22, and Kochi Prefecture, at 27.

Kyoto Prefecture had 75 new cases and Fukushima Prefecture 17 new cases, matching their respective record highs.

Tokyo's new cases included 181 in their 20s, 119 in their 30s, 89 in their 40s and 80 in their 50s. There were 77 new cases in people aged 65 or older.

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