Japan has once again set a new daily coronavirus case record, adding nearly a thousand for the second day in a row, showing the pandemic’s upswing in the Asian country.
The Japanese authorities reported this Thursday that there have been an additional 981 cases of COVID-19 affecting a total of 28,053 infected people in the past 24 hours, according to the Kiodo news agency.
Japan posted another 795 positive results on Wednesday, based on April data. It was the highest number of new daily cases since de-escalation began in May.
Tokyo Prefecture is the country’s main source of infection. In the past few hours, he has registered another 366 cases of coronavirus, the first since May that he has exceeded 300 a day, for which he broke his own record.
In this regard, the governor of Tokyo, Koike Yuriko, has asked prefectural residents not to avoid essential trips for the four public holidays starting this Thursday in the country.