• staff report, Jiji

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Tokyo confirmed 11,018 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with the daily count exceeding 10,000 for the eighth straight day as the nation faces its seventh wave of infections.

Tuesday’s daily tally was about the same level as a week before, when the capital counted 11,511 cases. Recently, the daily figure has been doubling week-on-week on many days.

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