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Tokyo’s daily COVID infections hit record high

Tokyo: Olympic host city Tokyo has recorded the highest number of daily coronavirus infections since the outbreak of the pandemic amid the rapid spread of the Delta variant.
The city registered 4,166 new infections within 24 hours on Wednesday. Compared to the same day of the previous week, this means 989 more infections. Nationwide, the number of new infections exceeded 14,000 cases within 24 hours.
Tokyo and other prefectures are subject to a state of emergency until August 31, but the Japanese capital is struggling to get a grip on the wave of infections.
Omi Shigeru, the government’s top coronavirus adviser, warned on Wednesday that the number of new infections in Tokyo could rise to 10,000 cases in one day in a “worst-case scenario.” (dpa)

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