Japan recorded 596 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the country’s health ministry said in a statement.

Of the new cases, 293 were discovered in Tokyo. This is the highest number of daily infections reported in Japan’s capital since the outbreak began.

Saitama prefecture, which neighbors Tokyo, announced 51 new cases — the highest in that area since the country’s state of emergency was lifted on May 25, the ministry said.

However Japan reported no coronavirus deaths in the previous 24 hours.

Source : CNN


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