Osaka Reports 603 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, April 12 (Jiji Press)--The daily number of new coronavirus cases in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, came to 603 on Monday, hitting a record high for a Monday but below 700 for the first time in a week.

Hyogo Prefecture, west of Osaka, logged 159 new coronavirus cases, rewriting its Monday record.

In Tokyo, the metropolitan government newly confirmed 306 people with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The daily tally stood below 400 for the first time in six days, although it increased from 249 a week earlier.

The western prefecture of Kyoto and the southern prefecture of Okinawa reported 42 and 37 new cases, respectively.

On Monday, pre-emergency measures against the pandemic started in Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa.

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