Japan’s seriously ill COVID-19 patients continue to increase

The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms in Japan rose to a record 1,176, the health ministry said Tuesday, amid growing concerns over an increasing number of infections caused by highly contagious variants of the virus.

Daily infections reported by prefectural and local governments also increased, with Osaka Prefecture reporting 974 cases and a record 55 deaths from the novel coronavirus on a daily basis.

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