• staff report, Jiji, Kyodo

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Tokyo confirmed 3,099 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a day after the cumulative number of coronavirus infections in Japan exceeded 1.5 million.

Osaka Prefecture reported 2,501 cases, down significantly from the record 3,004 reported the day before, and eight deaths, while Aichi Prefecture saw 1,719 new cases and two deaths.

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