Japan's Osaka to set new daily record with 6,000 COVID-19 cases -Kyodo

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  • Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022

FILE PHOTO: A senior citizen receives a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a large-scale coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre in Osaka, western Japan May 24, 2021, in this photo distributed by Kyodo. Kyodo via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's western prefecture of Osaka will record about 6,000 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the Kyodo news agency said, far surpassing the previous all-time high of 3,760 set on the weekend.

The numbers of new cases in the capital, Tokyo, are also nearing records, in a resurgence driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant that has pushed Japan's new cases to the vicinity of records, with more than 25,000 in recent days.

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