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Japan daily COVID-19 cases top 45,000, nearly twice last week

Tokyo confirmed cases double to over 8,000 since same day last week

Visitors to Sensoji temple in Tokyo: As Japan braces for a foreign tourist recovery, there has been a surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the capital.    © AP

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases nearly doubled from a week earlier to over 45,000 in Japan on Wednesday, exceeding the 40,000 mark for the first time since May 18 as the nation's coronavirus infections continue to rebound.

Higher case counts were reported in all of the 47 prefectures in the country, with cases more than doubling in Tokyo and Osaka and Kanagawa prefectures compared with the week before.

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