Tokyo's Daily Coronavirus Tally Rises above 700

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Tokyo, June 30 (Jiji Press)--The daily number of new coronavirus cases in Tokyo came to 714 on Wednesday, up by 95 from a week earlier and above 700 for the first time since May 26, the Tokyo metropolitan government said.

The daily tally averaged 508.4 for the last week, up 20.3 pct from the preceding week.

"An explosive increase in infections may occur" if foot traffic keeps expanding, a metropolitan government official said.

On Wednesday, the Japanese capital had 201 positive cases in their 20s, 143 in their 40s and 132 in their 30s.

Under the metropolitan government's criteria, the number of people severely ill with the coronavirus increased by four from the previous day to 47.

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