Japan Total COVID-19 Cases Top 9 Million

Society Health

Tokyo, June 9 (Jiji Press)--Japan reported 16,813 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, taking its total tally since the novel coronavirus outbreak to over nine million.

Twenty-three new deaths were reported for the day, while the number of severely ill patients fell by two from Wednesday to 77.

New infections in Tokyo numbered 1,876, marking a drop of 459 from a week before and the 27th consecutive day of week-on-week decline.

Four new deaths linked to COVID-19 were confirmed in the Japanese capital.

The seven-day average of new infections slipped 21.7 pct from a week earlier to 1,770 in Tokyo. The number of severely ill patients under the capital's criteria slid by one from Wednesday to two.

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