Japan Confirms 4,536 New COVID-19 Cases
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Tokyo, May 26 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 4,536 new COVID-19 cases and 116 fresh deaths on Wednesday.
The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients rose by 119 from the previous day to hit a record high of 1,413.
The surge came after Osaka and Kyoto prefectures shifted to the national standards for recognizing severe cases.
Tokyo reported 743 new cases, down 23 from a week before.
The capital's seven-day average of new cases fell 16.5 pct from a week before to 607.7. Tokyo's number of severely ill patients fell by one to 70.
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