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Four out of five new COVID-19 cases confirmed in eight prefectures

  • June 14, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri reported that one month has elapsed since the coronavirus state of emergency was lifted for 39 prefectures on May 14. A total of 1,241 new cases were detected nationwide in the following 30 days, and 282 of them were from those 39 prefectures, meaning that close to 80% of the new cases were confirmed in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Kanagawa and five other prefectures. New cases were reported almost daily in the aforementioned three prefectures, with the total new caseloads for Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Hokkaido from May 13 to June 12 being 440, 209, and 175, respectively. As tourism beyond prefectural borders is expected to be allowed beginning on June 19, the daily said many rural governments are calling for thorough measures to prevent infection at sightseeing spots.

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