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Japan reports another record-high severe COVID-19 case count

The central government building housing the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is seen in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. (Mainichi/Kimi Takeuchi)

TOKYO -- Japan hit a record-high 1,478 severe COVID-19 cases on Aug. 12, the health ministry reported Aug. 13.

    The count rose 74 from the day before, exceeding the previous record of 1,413 set on May 25 this year. The number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms has been rising since late July.

    (Japanese original by Sooryeon Kim, Lifestyle and Medical News Department)

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