Tokyo Confirms 409 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, March 17 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 409 new coronavirus infection cases Wednesday, the highest daily count since Feb. 18.

The latest seven-day average came to 298.9, up 12.7 pct from a week before.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients under Tokyo's criteria fell by one from the previous day to 41.

Wednesday's new cases included 88 in their 20s, 69 in their 30s and 58 in their 40s. Those aged 65 or over numbered 85.

The nationwide daily count came to 1,535, also highest since Feb. 18. New COVID-19 fatalities came to 43.

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