Tokyo daily Covid cases grow 15-fold in week :Govt

Tokyo, Jan 8 (UNI/Xinhua) As world reels under Corona onslaught, Japan’s capital Tokyo daily Covid-19 infections grew to 1,224, increasing 15-fold in one week, the Japanese capital’s government said Saturday.
Nationally, the new cases will likely be around 7,000 on Saturday, according to Kyodo News, as some other prefectures logged record daily numbers, indicating the country is entering a sixth wave of the pandemic with the Omicron continuing to spread.
The capital’s daily count was 922 the previous day and just 79 a week ago, which reflected the quickly evolving pandemic situation in the country.
Tokyo’s daily numbers last exceeded 1,000 in September last year.
Okinawa confirmed 1,759 cases on Saturday, marking a record number of daily cases for the third day in a row.
Starting from Sunday, Okinawa, Hiroshima and the neighboring prefecture of Yamaguchi will enter a quasi-state of emergency.


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