Tokyo reports the 2nd highest daily increase of 736 new coronavirus cases

Tokyo on Saturday reported 736 daily cases of novel coronavirus, the second highest daily increase, bringing the monthly count, which is already above the highest recorded cases last month, to 9,951 .

People with face mask walk in the Ginza area of ​​Tokyo on December 18, 2020, among the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

Saturday’s daily figure is the highest since the 822 record was confirmed Thursday. Total cases in December to date have exceeded the 9,857 cases for the full month of November, with the cumulative number at over 50,000.

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday lifted its warning about the pressure on the medical system to the highest levels. This is the first time the worst has been reached since the virus began.

Tha Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has urged people to take more anti-virus measures at the end of the year and the New Year holidays.


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