Tokyo Reports 716 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, July 3 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo confirmed 716 new cases of novel coronavirus infection on Saturday, the first figure above 700 in three days and up by 182 from a week earlier.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in the Japanese capital stood at 563.1 as of the day, up 18.3 pct from a week before.

The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms recognized under the Tokyo metropolitan government's standards fell by four from Friday to 50.

The number of new infection cases across Japan came to 1,882, topping 1,800 for the first time in three days. New COVID-19 fatalities totaled nine. The number of severely ill coronavirus patients dropped by 10 to 501.

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