Japan Confirms 35,988 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, Oct. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 35,988 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a decrease of about 9,600 from a week before.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients fell by 12 from Wednesday to 113, while 87 new deaths were reported.

In Tokyo, 3,489 new cases were confirmed, a drop of 849 from a week before. Six new deaths were reported.

There were nine severely ill patients in the Japanese capital, down by two from Wednesday. The seven-day average of new cases rose 15.5 pct from a week before to 3,277.4.

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