Tokyo daily coronavirus cases hit 103, highest since Oct 8

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TOKYO, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Daily coronavirus infections in Tokyo hit the highest since Oct. 8 at 103 cases on Monday, the Tokyo government said as more cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 come to light.

There have been fears of a rebound in coronavirus cases as highways and airports filled with travelers during the New Year’s holidays.

The number of new cases in Tokyo has been on the rise since the end of last month and Monday’s figure is up from 84 the previous day.

The number of new daily infections in Okinawa, which hosts popular beach resorts, reached 130 on Monday, the highest since Sept. 25, public broadcaster NHK reported.

(Reporting by Junko Fujita Editing by Jacqueline Wong and David Goodman )

Photo – A young woman wearing a face mask walks through the Nakamise shopping street at Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan. EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON

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