Japan Reports 177 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, Dec. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 177 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Sunday.

The country had no COVID-19 fatality for the third straight day.

The number of severely ill coronavirus patients stood at 27, up by one from Saturday.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, up by 20 from a week earlier. It was the first time in two months that the infection total for a Sunday has topped 30.

The seven-day average of daily new cases in the Japanese capital rose 40.2 pct from a week before to 24.4.

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