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Tokyo confirms record number of new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk on the street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo confirmed a record 539 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, beating its previous high of 534 cases, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Saturday marks the third day that the daily number of cases has topped 500, according to the public broadcaster NHK.

Reporting by Sakura Murakami; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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