Japan's Cumulative COVID-19 Cases Top 5 M.

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Tokyo, Feb. 28 (Jiji Press)--The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Japan topped five million on Monday.

The number has gone up by two million in only less than a month in the sixth infection wave triggered by the highly contagious omicron variant.

On Monday, 9,632 new cases were confirmed in Tokyo, up by 827 from a week earlier, the metropolitan government said.

New COVID-19 fatalities in the Japanese capital came to 28.

The seven-day average of new cases fell 22.8 pct from a week before to 11,259.9 as of Monday.

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