New negative record of infections and 294 deaths in the last 24 hours

Japan’s Ministry of Health announced on Friday that in the last 24 hours, the number of new cases of coronavirus reached 261,029, breaking the previous record of 255,534 recorded a day earlier.

294 people have died from complications of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, while the pressure on the national health system is increasing with 627 patients hospitalized in a serious condition.

In the capital Tokyo, 27,676 new infections were confirmed. A total of 19 of the country’s 47 prefectures reported record new cases as Japan faces its seventh wave of Covid-19.

Japan recorded 1,395,301 infections between August 8-14, the most worldwide in a week for the fourth consecutive time, Kyodo News said, citing data from the World Health Organization. South Korea and the United States followed on the relevant list.

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