Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224

10 July 2020
2020-07-10 12:40

Tokyo confirmed 224 new cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, marking a record high for the Japanese capital in a single day. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has attributed the recent uptick partly to an increase in testing, 3,400 of which resulted in Thursday's confirmed cases. Koike, who won re-election as governor on Sunday, has promised to boost testing capacity to 10,000 a day.

The trend among new cases was unchanged, with people in their 20s and 30s making up about 75% of the new cases. Thursday's tally surpassed the previous high of 206 on April 17 when Tokyo and other major population centers were under a state of emergency.

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