Japan's Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 25,000 for 1st Time

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Tokyo, Aug. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan's daily new COVID-19 cases topped 25,000 for the first time on Thursday, marking a record for the second consecutive day.

The country reported 25,156 new cases, and new cases hit record highs in 22 of its 47 prefectures. There were 28 new deaths from COVID-19 across the country.

The number of patients with severe symptoms across Japan grew by 49 from Wednesday to 1,765, hitting a record high for the seventh straight day.

In Tokyo, new infection cases rose by 545 from a week before to 5,534, the second-highest daily tally and the highest for the day of the week.

Osaka Prefecture reported a record high of 2,443 new cases, the second consecutive day above 2,000.

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