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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 161 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, marking the first rise in three days.

The infections, which compare with a record 197 new cases marked Saturday, bring the total number of infections in the capital to 2,319, according to metropolitan government data.

Tokyo remains in a state of emergency with six other regions and is trying to reduce person-to-person contact by 80 percent to contain the pandemic.

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