Tokyo logs 8,529 new cases

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An election micrograph of the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus

Tokyo logged 8,529 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Thursday, up 4,908 from the same day last week and marking the 20th consecutive day of week-on-week increases.

“We can probably say the seventh wave of the outbreak has started,” Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said.