Osaka's Daily Coronavirus Tally Tops 1,000 for First Time

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Osaka/Tokyo, April 13 (Jiji Press)--The Osaka prefectural government said Tuesday that it has confirmed more than 1,000 new cases of novel coronavirus infection the same day, a first for the western Japan prefecture.

The daily tally in Osaka stood at 1,099, beating the previous record of 918 marked on Saturday.

Meanwhile, neighboring Hyogo Prefecture reported a record 391 infection cases on Tuesday.

Tokyo logged 510 new infections, the first reading above 500 in three days, and the southern prefecture of Okinawa confirmed 125 new cases, the first figure above 100 in three days. In Tokyo and Okinawa, pre-emergency measures against the pandemic started on Monday.

The daily count of new cases in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, came to 168, exceeding 100 for the eighth straight day.

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