• Jiji, Kyodo

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in minors has been increasing in Japan, signaling the spread of infections among elementary, junior high and high school students after the end of the summer break.

Preliminary data released by the health ministry on Thursday showed that the figure was high at 30,298 in the week ending Wednesday, though down from the record of 30,427 reached during the previous week.

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