• Staff report, Jiji, Kyodo


Tokyo confirmed 714 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, nearly 100 more than the 619 reported a week before and topping 700 for the first time since May 26.

The figure came as concern grows over a recent jump in infections in Tokyo and after the government minister in charge of its coronavirus response hinted that a state of emergency may again need to be declared in the near future.

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