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Tokyo confirmed 8,753 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, up by 527 from a week before. It also reported six deaths among infected individuals.

The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms under the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s criteria was unchanged from Wednesday, at 29. The hospital bed occupancy rate for such patients was 8.3%, while the overall COVID-19 hospital bed occupancy rate stood at 24.9%.

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