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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 295 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, marking the capital’s second-highest daily count of the pandemic, Gov. Yuriko Koike said.

She said people in their 20s and 30s account for about 60 percent of total infections but cases are also growing among those in their 40s and 50s and are also spreading from the central wards to the Tama region in western Tokyo. Koike is urging residents to stay home and avoid all nonessential travel following an unprecedented surge of the novel coronavirus this week.

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