Tokyo reports 22,387 new infections, up 80% from last week

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The Tokyo metropolitan government buildings, foreground, are seen in April 2020.

Tokyo on Monday confirmed 22,387 new cases of novel coronavirus infection, the metropolitan government said. The figure is about 80% higher than the 12,696 new cases confirmed a week ago, and has exceeded 20,000 for six straight days.

For the entire nation, new cases topped 80,000, a record-high for Monday, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun tally. The previous high was 76,180 cases a week ago.

The Osaka prefectural government reported that 7,785 new cases were confirmed on Monday, up by 2,926 from a week earlier.