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Record-high number of people died of COVID-19 yesterday

  • August 19, 2020
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All national papers reported that a total of 920 people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country on Tuesday. Sixteen people died of the disease nationwide yesterday, which was a record high since the state of emergency was lifted in late May. The number of patients in serious condition in the nation’s capital was 31, which was also the highest number in two and half months. A massive cluster infection involving 53 students was reportedly confirmed at a university sports club in Nara Prefecture.

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