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Tokyo's daily COVID cases jump to record 1,591

Japanese government expected to declare localized emergency on Thursday

Visitors in face masks wait to offer prayers on the first business day of the New Year at a shrine in Tokyo on Jan. 4.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's capital recorded 1,591 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced, setting a new daily high.

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