TOKYO CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS SOAR
The number of new daily coronavirus infections in Tokyo hit a single-day record of 224 on Thursday, the metropolitan government said.
Kyodo News said in a report that the record follows the confirmation of 75 new coronavirus infections the previous day in the capital, dropping to double digits for the first time in seven days.
"The medical system is presently not under strain," health minister Katsunobu Kato told reporters in response to latest figure.
Tokyo has been striving to stem a rebound in infections since a nationwide state of emergency was lifted in late May. The pace of increase in virus infections in Japan had slowed after new cases in the capital peaked at the previous high of 206 on April 17.