Osaka Logs Record 918 Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, April 10 (Jiji Press)--Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, reported a record 918 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Saturday.

Across the country, the daily number of new cases stood at 3,697, exceeding 3,000 for the fourth straight day.

Twenty-seven fatalities were reported, while the number of severely ill COVID-19 patients rose 28 from Friday to 511.

In Osaka, the occupancy rate for hospital beds for severely ill patients exceeded 80 pct for the first time.

The prefecture's daily tally included 207 cases in their 20s, 141 in their 40s and 128 in their 30s. The prefectural government confirmed three infection clusters at elderly care facilities.

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