Tokyo Confirms 609 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, May 4 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo's metropolitan government confirmed 609 new coronavirus cases in the Japanese capital on Tuesday.

Tokyo's daily coronavirus tally stood below 700 for the first time in four days.

On Tuesday, Japan had 4,202 new coronavirus infection cases and 50 fatalities, including 20 in Osaka Prefecture in western Japan. Of those who died in Osaka, three passed away at their homes.

Four COVID-19 patients died in Hyogo Prefecture, which neighbors Osaka, including two who were waiting to be hospitalized.

The number of severely ill coronavirus patients across the country came to 1,083. The total decreased by one from a record high marked on Monday but stayed above 1,000 for the fourth straight day.

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