Tokyo's Coronavirus Daily Count Tops 1,000

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Tokyo, April 29 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 1,027 new coronavirus infection cases Thursday.

The daily count exceeded 1,000 in the Japanese capital for the first time since Jan. 28, when 1,065 cases were reported.

"The movement of people has not been reduced enough. We fear a further spread of infections," a metropolitan government official warned.

Osaka Prefecture logged 1,172 cases, surpassing 1,000 for the third straight day. The figure was revised from the initially announced 1,171.

The western prefecture saw 44 fatalities, far surpassing its previous record of 23 cases marked Jan. 23.

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