Severe Coronavirus Patients in Japan Rise to Record 1,716

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Tokyo, Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--Japan's health ministry said Wednesday that the number of novel coronavirus patients with severe symptoms across the country stood at 1,716, hitting a record high for the sixth straight day.

The tally was up by 70 from the previous day. New COVID-19 cases continue increasing around Japan due to the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant.

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