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Japan hits new record of over 30,000 daily COVID-19 cases

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 18th January, 2022 06:55:28 PM
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Japan reported 32,197 daily COVID-19 cases across the country on Tuesday, exceeding the previous record of 25,992 daily cases in August last year and logging a new all-time high, according to an NHK tally based on data from local governments, Xinhua reported.

The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 5,185 new infection cases, the first time to top 5,000 in nearly five months since Aug. 21, 2021.

The latest average of daily infection cases in seven-day period stood at 3,858.6 per day, quadrupling from the previous week, according to the metropolitan government.

Nearly half of the daily cases, or 2,452 people, have finished two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Japan capital's government reported no new death cases related to the COVID-19.