Japan Confirms 129,903 New COVID-19 Cases


Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 129,903 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, an increase of 5,900 from a week before.

The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients across the country rose by 12 from Monday to 334, while 228 new deaths were reported.

The northeastern prefecture of Iwate reported a record high of 2,248 new cases and neighboring Akita Prefecture posted 1,948 new cases, also a record high.

In Tokyo, 14,680 new cases were reported, a rise of some 1,900 from a week before. Eleven fatalities were newly confirmed. The number of severely ill patients fell by two from Monday to 18.


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