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Tokyo sets a new daily coronavirus case record with nearly 500

August 1, 2020

Tokyo once again recorded a record number of new coronavirus cases in a day, almost 500 in total, related to a general increase in infections in Japan after de-escalation began.

The government of the Tokyo metropolis reported this Saturday that another 472 infections were found on the last day. This is the third day in a row that the Japanese capital has broken its own daily record after 463 on Friday and 367 on Thursday.

Tokyo already has 13,163 cases of COVID-19, of which 6,466 were registered in July. This is the largest monthly increase since Japan’s social and economic reopening in May, according to the Kiodo news agency.

Tokyo sets a new daily coronavirus case record with nearly 500Tokyo sets a new daily coronavirus case record with nearly 500

The Tokyo governor, Yuriko Koike, has openly pointed out the possibility of returning to custody. “We are almost at a point where we need to consider declaring a state of emergency for Tokyo only. I would ask everyone to take the necessary steps to avoid this decision,” he said on Friday.