• staff report, Jiji

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Japan reported a record 269 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, with the daily fatality figure topping 200 for the third straight day as the nation grapples with rising severe cases and deaths amid the spread of the omicron variant.

Tokyo reported 24 new COVID-19 deaths, the most this year, even as daily new cases declined week-on-week for the ninth straight day.

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