Japan Logs 5,983 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 5,983 new COVID-19 cases and 83 fresh deaths on Saturday.

The number of patients with severe symptoms rose by 42 from the previous day to 1,020.

Osaka Prefecture reported a record daily high of 1,262 new cases, the fifth straight day above 1,000.

The western prefecture confirmed 41 new deaths, its second-highest daily level. Of them, two people died at home while waiting to be hospitalized.

Kagoshima and Akita prefectures also posted record highs of 60 and 25 new cases, respectively.

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