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The number of newly reported COVID-19 cases in Tokyo exceeded 3,000 for the first time in a single day Wednesday, with the capital registering 3,177 infections, the metropolitan government said, as the country logged more than 9,000 total cases — the most ever.

The all-time highs comes just a day after the capital, hosting the Olympics since last week, logged 2,848 daily infections, exceeding the previous record of 2,520 cases recorded on Jan. 7. Tokyo reported 1,832 coronavirus cases a week ago.

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