Tokyo reports record 472 new coronavirus cases on Saturday - NHK


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  • Saturday, 01 Aug 2020

FILE PHOTO: Visitors wearing protective face masks walk along Nakamise Street at Asakusa district, a popular sightseeing spot, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan July 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in Tokyo was around 472 on Saturday, a new record, NHK public television quoted Tokyo officials as saying.

It was the second day in a row that the number of cases in the capital rose by more than 400.

Though Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has said the city could declare its own state of emergency, the central government says there is still no need to do so nationally despite a record spike in several cities around the nation.

(Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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