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Japan recorded 1,540 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday.

The new cases mark the third day in a row that Japan has recorded a daily increase of more than 1,000 infections. No additional deaths were recorded on Saturday, the health ministry said.

Of the 1,540 new cases in the country, 472 were recorded in Tokyo, marking the largest increase in one-day infections in the country’s capital.

The source of the infection could not be traced for 65% of the patients, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Neighboring Tokyo prefectures of Chiba and Saitama also recorded the highest new daily increases with 73 and 74 cases, respectively.

Japan has recorded a total of 37,401 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including 1,024 deaths.


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