Tokyo to log more than 40,000 COVID-19 cases for the 1st time

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The omicron variant of the novel coronavirus is seen in an electron micrograph.

Tokyo logged 40,406 new novel coronavirus infection cases Thursday, the Tokyo metropolitan government said.

The daily tally surpassed 40,000 for the first time and 30% higher than the same day previous week.