Japan Confirms 50,146 New COVID-19 Cases

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Tokyo, Oct. 26 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 50,146 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, up by some 6,700 from a week before.

New COVID-19 deaths came to 69 across the country on the day. The nationwide number of severely ill COVID-19 patients grew by five from the previous day to 123.

In Tokyo, the daily number of new infections stood at 4,347, up by 143 from a week earlier and rising week on week for the fourth straight day. The seven-day average of new cases fell 2.7 pct to 3,307.

The Japanese capital logged four new COVID-19 fatalities, and the number of severely ill patients under its own criteria rose by two to 17.

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