Japan Confirms 39,328 New COVID-19 Cases
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Tokyo, May 7 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 39,328 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, an increase of about 14,000 from a week before.
Twenty-seven new deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported in the country. There were 165 severely ill patients, a decline of five from Friday.
Okinawa Prefecture reported a record high of 2,375 new cases, an increase of about 1,500 from a week earlier.
In Tokyo, 3,809 new cases were confirmed, a rise of 830 from a week before. The seven-day average of new infections fell 34.1 pct from a week earlier to 2,961.4.
Tokyo reported six new deaths from COVID-19. There were eight severely ill patients, unchanged from Friday.
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