Tokyo Confirms 732 New Coronavirus Cases
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Tokyo, May 18 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo confirmed 732 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, down from 925 a week before.
Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, reported 509 new cases, down from 974 a week before.
Okinawa Prefecture, southernmost Japan, posted a record high of 168 new cases.
Across the country, new cases totaled 5,229, the first figure above 5,000 in two days. The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients rose by eight from Monday to a record 1,235.
New COVID-19 fatalities totaled 216, including 121 deaths that had not been disclosed by the municipal government of Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan.
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