Osaka Reports 1,167 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, April 22 (Jiji Press)--Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, confirmed 1,167 new cases of novel coronavirus infection on Thursday, posting a figure above 1,000 for three days in a row.

Tokyo reported 861 new cases, with the daily count topping 800 for the second successive day.

The country's daily COVID-19 tally totaled 5,501 on Thursday, exceeding 5,000 for two days running. Japan's new COVID-19 fatalities totaled 41. The number of severely ill coronavirus patients rose by 14 from Wednesday to 805.

Hyogo Prefecture, which neighbors Osaka, confirmed 547 new infection cases, its second-highest daily figure.

New cases hit record highs for the second straight day in Nara Prefecture, which borders Osaka, Mie Prefecture, adjacent to Nara, and Fukui Prefecture in central Japan, with Thursday's tally coming to 125, 68 and 38, respectively. The southwestern prefecture of Oita also saw a new high of 42 cases.

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