Tokyo logs record 34,995 new COVID cases

The Yomiuri Shimbun
An aerial view of central Tokyo

Tokyo reported a record 34,995 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Friday, almost double the figure from the same day last week and marking the second consecutive day of record tallies.

According to a Yomiuri tally, the nationwide figure was expected to exceed a record 190,000 cases Friday, which would top Thursday’s official tally of 186,246 new COVID-19 cases.