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Tokyo reported 16,538 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, rewriting its record for the third straight day as the spread of infections of the omicron variant shows no signs of slowing.

Nationwide, the daily count hit 78,929 cases Thursday, topping 70,000 for the second day in a row after reporting 71,634 new cases on Wednesday.

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