Japan Confirms 782 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, Jan. 3 (Jiji Press)--The number of new COVID-19 infection cases across Japan stood at 782 on Monday, exceeding 700 for the first time since Oct. 13 last year.

There was one fatal case. The number of severely ill novel coronavirus patients fell by one from Sunday to 52.

By prefecture, the daily count of new infection cases came to 130 in Okinawa, southernmost Japan, and 103 in Tokyo. The total exceeded 100 for the first time since Sept. 25 in Okinawa and since Oct. 8 in Tokyo.

The number of severely ill patients in the Japanese capital under the metropolitan government's standards stood at one, unchanged from Sunday. In airport quarantine checks, 109 infection cases were confirmed, with the total hitting a record high.

Okayama Prefecture, western Japan, confirmed its first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant.

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