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Japan reported a record 14,207 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to public broadcaster NHK, as Tokyo confirmed a single-day high of 4,166 new infections amid a surge in the number of delta variant cases.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases said the same day that the delta variant had made up roughly 90% of new infections in the Kanto region and about 60% of new cases in the Kansai region as of the beginning of this month.

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