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Japan has more than 100 new deaths from COVID-19 in a single day, and more than 1,000 severe cases for the first time.

A dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination of BioNTech and Pfizer is pictured in this undated handout photo, as Britain became the first western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, in Mainz, Germany. BioNTech SE 2020, all rights reserved/Handout via REUTERS

January 19 According to report by Japan’s Daily News, on the 19th, there were 5,295 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 103 new deaths in Japan, the largest increase in the outbreak so far.

The largest increase in the number of new deaths in a single day occurred on January 13, at 97, and on January 19, Japan’s new death toll exceeded 100 for the first time.

At present, a total of 341,584 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (including confirmed cases of the cruise ship Diamond Princess) and 4,699 deaths in Japan.

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare also said that as of 00:00 on the 19th, the number of severe cases of COVID-19 in Japan was 1,001, an increase of 28 over the previous day and more than 1,000 for the first time.

Tokyo added 1,204 new confirmed cases on the 19th, exceeding 1,000 for six consecutive days.

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