Japan Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 100 for 1st Time

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Tokyo, Jan. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 104 new fatalities from the coronavirus on Tuesday, the first daily death toll of over 100.

The number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms across the nation as of midnight Monday grew by 28 from a day before to 1,001, topping 1,000 for the first time and hitting a record high for the 16th straight day, according to the health ministry.

The new deaths included 16 in Tokyo, 13 in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, and 10 in Saitama Prefecture, north of the Japanese capital.

The country confirmed 5,321 new coronavirus cases.

Tokyo confirmed 1,240 new cases, the seventh straight day above 1,000. People in their 20s made up the largest age group of new cases, at 282, followed by 211 in their 30s and 192 in their 40s. There were 217 new cases in people aged 65 or older.

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