Osaka releases record 905 new COVID-19 cases

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Osaka Prefecture registered 905 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, posting a record high for a third day amid a fourth wave of the pandemic.

Earlier today, Tokyo published 545 new cases, surpassing 500 for a second day in a row, as the governor urged the central government to grant him legal authority to use tougher coronavirus measures.

Cases in the capital fell by 10 from the previous day, but by 70 from the previous week, according to the metropolitan government.

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The average number of daily new cases in Tokyo rose to 427.0 from week to Thursday from 372.3 the week before.

Of Thursday’s new cases in Tokyo, 173 were confirmed among people in their twenties, 103 among those in their thirties, 86 among those in their forties and 66 among those in their fifties. People aged 65 and over accounted for 60 cases.

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The number of infected people with severe symptoms according to metropolitan government criteria was 41, unchanged from the previous day.

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