Tokyo Confirms 986 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, Jan. 24 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo confirmed 986 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its first daily count below 1,000 in 12 days, the metropolitan government said.

People in their 20s made up 191 cases, the largest age group, followed by 148 in their 50s, 143 in their 30s and 125 in their 40s. People aged 65 or older accounted for 260.

In the Japanese capital, the number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms was unchanged from Saturday at 156.

The country reported 3,991 new coronavirus cases, its first daily tally below 4,000 in 20 days, and 56 new deaths from the virus. The number of patients with severe symptoms stood at 1,007, surpassing 1,000 for the seventh straight day.

In Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, 12 officers at a police station tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing its total cases since Tuesday to 20.

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