Tokyo Confirms 342 New Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--The daily number of new coronavirus cases in Tokyo came to 342 on Monday, up by 25 from a week earlier, the Tokyo metropolitan government said.

The Japanese capital's daily coronavirus tally averaged 585.6 for the last week, up 19.8 pct from the preceding week.

Across the country, 1,030 people were newly found positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and 19 new deaths were reported among infected people.

The nationwide number of severe COVID-19 cases dropped by five from the previous day to 491.

Of Monday's new cases in Tokyo, 101 were confirmed among people in their 20s, 62 among those in their 40s and 61 among those in their 30s.

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