• Jiji, Kyodo, staff report

  • SHARE

Japan confirmed 221,442 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, up by some 26,000 from a week before and the third consecutive day above 200,000.

The daily COVID-19 death toll topped 100 for the fourth straight day, with 122. The number of severely ill patients rose by 30 from Thursday to 376.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)