Japan Confirms 43,272 New COVID-19 Cases
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Tokyo, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 43,272 new COVID-19 cases and 72 new deaths on Tuesday.
There were 116 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms across the country, a decrease of two from Monday.
In Tokyo, 4,213 new cases were reported, an increase of about 2,700 from a week earlier and the seventh straight day of week-on-week rise.
There were nine severely ill patients in the Japanese capital, unchanged from Monday. The seven-day average of new cases rose 32.6 pct from a week before to 3,482.4.
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