Tokyo Confirms 8,875 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, March 24 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo confirmed 8,875 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with its daily count rising by 414 from a week before in the first week-on-week increase since March 3.

The seven-day average of new cases fell 22.1 pct from a week earlier to 6,352 in the Japanese capital. The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients dropped by three from Wednesday to 41.

Across the country, 49,930 new cases were confirmed, a decrease of about 3,600 from a week earlier.

The country had 126 new deaths linked to COVID-19. The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms dropped by 25 from Wednesday to 891.

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