Japan Logs Record 1,304 Severe COVID-19 Patients

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Tokyo, May 23 (Jiji Press)--Japan had a record high of 1,304 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms as of Sunday, up by one from the previous day, the health ministry said.

The country reported 4,048 new coronavirus infection cases on Sunday. There were 62 new deaths.

Osaka Prefecture in western Japan confirmed 274 new cases, with the daily count slipping below 300 for the first time since March 29.

Hokkaido in northern Japan recorded the largest number of new cases among Japan's 47 prefectures, at 605. Hokkaido's daily total exceeded 600 for the fifth straight day.

Toyama Prefecture in central Japan reported 64 new cases, a record high.

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