THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
April 23, 2021 at 18:22 JST
Hankyu Umeda Station and JR Osaka Station in Osaka in 2019 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
OSAKA--Osaka Prefecture on April 23 confirmed 1,162 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth straight day over 1,000, and 15 deaths from the disease.
The latest figures brought the prefecture’s cumulative number of COVID-19 cases to 73,478 and its death toll to 1,324.
Neighboring Hyogo Prefecture reported a record-breaking 567 new novel coronavirus infections on April 23, topping 500 for the third straight day.
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