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Tokyo posts biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases

Contagion among young adults raise questions over plans to further reopen economy

Mask-wearing commuters during rush hour at a railway station in Tokyo, Japan   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Tokyo on Thursday posted its biggest one-day rise in new coronavirus infections, raising fresh questions over whether it will continue to lift restrictions on economic activity.

Tokyo reported 224 new confirmed cases, about triple the previous day's figure and above the previous one-day record of 206 cases seen on April 17. It brings the total number of infections to 7,272.

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