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Japan’s daily COVID-19 cases top 10,000 for first time 

  • July 30, 2021
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All national dailies wrote that Japan’s daily tally of COVID-19 cases topped 10,000 for the first time on Thursday. The number of patients in serious condition in Japan was 539, up 17 from the previous day, and the number of deaths was 14. The nationwide tally of 10,693 cases included 3,865 in Tokyo, a record figure for the third straight day. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the seven-day rolling average of new cases was 2,224, up about 60% from the previous week’s average of 1,373. Among the 3,865 people  confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 in Tokyo on Thursday, 2,642 (68.4%) were in their 30s or younger, while only 105 (2.7%) were aged 65 or older. According to Asahi, an expert advising the Tokyo Metropolitan Government released on Thursday an estimate indicating that the number of daily cases in Tokyo could reach 4,532 on Aug. 11, warning of the “explosive” spread of the virus. 

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