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Tokyo Reports 141 New Coronavirus Cases

Saudi Press Agency

Wednesday 1442/1/14 - 2020/09/02

Tokyo, Sep 2, 2020, SPA -- Tokyo confirmed 141 new coronavirus infections today, on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total in the capital to 21,128, the highest of Japan's 47 prefectures, Kyodo reported.

The single-day tally compares with 170 cases reported on Tuesday and 100 on Monday. Tokyo hit a monthly record of 8,126 new cases in August, with a daily record of 472 on Aug. 1.

But despite the capital seeing daily cases in triple digits on every day of August bar one, infections began to trend downward from the latter half of the month.

The daily figures from the metropolitan government reflect the most recent totals reported by health authorities and medical institutions.

The capital is maintaining its alert at the highest of four levels, meaning "infections are spreading."

The metropolitan government has extended a request until Sept. 15 for establishments serving alcohol and karaoke venues in Tokyo's 23 wards to close by 10 p.m. as many cases have spread from there.

21:40 LOCAL TIME 18:40 GMT

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