• JIJI, Kyodo, Staff report

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Tokyo confirmed 4,711 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, up for two days in a row from the same period the previous week as Japan wraps up the Golden Week holiday season, the first without a coronavirus state of emergency in three years.

Sunday’s new daily cases in Tokyo rose from 3,161 cases the week before with six deaths reported in the capital. On Saturday, 3,809 new cases were confirmed, a rise of 830 from a week before. Okinawa Prefecture confirmed 2,060 cases on Sunday, topping the 2,000 mark for two days in a row.

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