Tokyo confirms 8,199 new COVID-19 cases

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

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Tokyo confirmed 8,199 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, an increase of 662 from a week before.

The Japanese capital reported 28 new COVID-19 deaths, while there were 56 severely ill patients, a rise of one from Sunday.