Japan Newly Confirms 14,472 Coronavirus Cases

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Tokyo, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--The daily number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan came to 14,472 Sunday, exceeding 10,000 for the sixth straight day.

The nationwide number of severely ill COVID-19 patients rose by 70 from the previous day to 1,138, while, nine new deaths were reported among infected people across the country.

In Tokyo, the metropolitan government newly confirmed 4,066 people with the novel coronavirus Sunday, marking the fifth straight day with more than 4,000 new infections.

The daily number of new cases in the Japanese capital increased by 1,008 from a week earlier. The seven-day average of new infections rose 30 pct to 4,037.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients under the metropolitan government's criteria grew by one from Saturday to 151.

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