• Staff Report


Tokyo confirmed 716 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a large increase from the 534 reported a week before as a surge in the capital continues in the final lead-up toward the Summer Olympics.

The capital’s neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama reported 254, 157 and 116 cases, respectively. Kanagawa has now logged over 200 cases for four consecutive days.

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