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Tokyo confirmed 440 new cases of infection on Friday after publishing 475 cases the day before.

The seven-day average of cases in the capital is 381.4, up from 330.3 the week before.

Among Friday’s new cases in Tokyo, 115 people were in their 20s, 78 in their 40s and 63 in their 30s and 50s, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said in a statement. People aged 65 and over had a total of 61 cases.

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The number of critically ill COVID-19 patients according to metropolitan government criteria stood at 43.

The cumulative number of cases in the capital is now 121,901.

Japan on Thursday confirmed 2,606 new cases of novel coronavirus infection, with the daily tally above 2,000 for the third day in a row.

New cases of infection in Osaka Prefecture stood at 616, marking its fourth-highest single-day figure on record and the highest since 629 on January 16. Osaka’s tally topped Tokyo’s for the third day in a row.

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In Hyogo Prefecture, new cases totaled 199. Miyagi Prefecture confirmed 133 new cases of infection, with a daily count of more than 100 for three consecutive days.

On Thursday, the government decided to implement new countermeasures in parts of Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures to prevent their coronavirus infection situation from deteriorating to the point of requiring the declaration of the virus. ’emergency state.

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New deaths from COVID-19 totaled 18 across the country, while the number of critically ill patients fell by two to 380 on Thursday.

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