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Coronavirus cases in Tokyo declining, but pace of decline is slow

  • September 3, 2020
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NHK reported that 211 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Tokyo today, saying that this is the first time for the daily tally to top 200 since Aug. 29. The total number of cases in Tokyo now stands at 21,339. The network said the Tokyo government convened today a meeting to discuss the infection situation and the medical capacity in the prefecture. According to the broadcaster, Tokyo Medical Association Vice President Inokuchi said at the meeting that although the average daily tally over the last seven days was 183, lower than the average of 225 the week before, the pace of decline is slow and the daily tally remains at a high level. He reportedly asked the government to be on guard for a possible resurgence and said Tokyo should remain at the highest level of alert for the coronavirus, which means that the prefecture will have been at that level for eight consecutive weeks. The healthcare system in Tokyo has reportedly remained at the second highest level of alert for nine consecutive weeks.

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