THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
July 11, 2020 at 17:52 JST
Pedestrian traffic on the busy scramble crossing in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo got busier with the lifting of the state of emergency related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Hiroyuki Yamamoto)
The latest tally for new COVID-19 infections in Tokyo exceeded 200 for the third day in a row on July 11, although no new record was set.
Health authorities reported 206 new cases, according to sources.
COVID-19 cases began surging in Tokyo since the beginning of this month. There were six straight days from July 2 with more than 100 new cases daily.
The figure dipped to 75 on July 8, but rose to 224 infections on July 9 and a record 243 on July 10.
The latest figure for July 11 matches the 206 that were reported on April 17 when Tokyo was still under a state of emergency related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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