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Tokyo saw a sharp rise in its number of coronavirus infections after officials reported 2,848 new cases Tuesday — the city’s highest ever daily count — as it struggles to contain a record-breaking resurgence just days after the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

The previous record in the capital was on Jan. 7, when officials announced 2,520. The figure announced Tuesday doubled the 1,387 cases reported the same day one week earlier.

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