Tokyo Sees Surge of Virus Cases After Lifting Emergency

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TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Tokyo metropolitan government reported on Saturday 57 new coronavirus infections in the capital, the highest number of daily cases since Japan completely lifted the nationwide state of emergency over the pandemic in late May.

The figure was up from 55 on Wednesday and marked the fourth straight day the number has hovered around 50. It brought the cumulative number of infections in Tokyo to 6,054.

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