• staff report, kyodo

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Tokyo confirmed 8,529 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, more than double the number logged a week earlier for the third straight day, as the nation sees a resurgence of infections with a rapid increase in daily tallies over the past few days.

On Wednesday, new cases nationwide nearly doubled from a week earlier to over 45,000, exceeding the 40,000 mark for the first time since May 18.

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