Tokyo's Coronavirus Count Tops Week-Before Level

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Tokyo, Feb. 19 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo's novel coronavirus daily count stood at 13,516 on Saturday, growing from the week-before level for the first time in 11 days.

Saturday's number rose by 1,751 from a week earlier. Twenty-seven new fatalities were recorded in the Japanese capital.

According to the Tokyo metropolitan government, the seven-day average of new infection cases fell 9.3 pct from a week earlier to 14,824.7.

The number of very ill COVID-19 patients under Tokyo's criteria rose by seven from Friday to 87.

Across Japan, the number of new infection cases stood at 81,621, up some 13,000 from a week before. New fatal cases numbered 219, exceeding 200 for the fifth straight day.

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