Tokyo confirms 239 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Tokyo confirms 239 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Passengers wearing protective face masks pass through the automated entranceway at a station amid t
Passengers wearing protective face masks pass through the automated entranceway at a station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan on Jul 23, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Issei Kato) 

TOKYO: Tokyo officials confirmed 239 new coronavirus infections on Sunday (Jul 26) Japanese media reported, as the capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted a state of emergency.

The total marks the sixth straight day new cases in the city have exceeded 200.

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While Japan was spared the kind of surge in infections that have killed tens of thousands in other countries, Tokyo has raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level after a series of new cases.

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