• STAFF REPORT, KYODO, JIJI

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Japan reported more than 200,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time Saturday, shattering the daily record for the fourth straight day with 200,954 infections amid a seventh wave of infections driven by the BA.5 omicron subvariant.

Single-day record caseloads were reported in 17 of the country’s 47 prefectures, including Tokyo, which posted a daily figure above 30,000 for the third day in a row.

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