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Tokyo confirms record 143 new coronavirus infections

Gov. Yuriko Koike urges people to avoid going out

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike answers questions from the media, Apr. 5.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo confirmed 143 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, marking the highest rate of increase on record, metropolitan government officials said.

Meanwhile, the number of people with the pneumonia-causing coronavirus who have died in Japan topped 100 on Sunday, according to a new tally.

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