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COVID cases in Japan top 100,000 on Nov. 15 for 1st time since Sept.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters are seen in this file photo. (Mainichi/Kimitaka Takeichi)

TOKYO -- Japan recorded a total of 102,829 new COVID-19 infections on Nov. 15, the first time for the figure to surpass the 100,000 mark since Sept. 14, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced.

    The number of infections was roughly 21,000 more than the total recorded a week earlier.

    By prefecture, Hokkaido saw a total of 10,906 infections on Nov. 15, the first time the daily figure in the northernmost prefecture has topped 10,000. Tokyo also registered over 10,000 new cases for the first time since Sept. 14 with a tally of 11,196. Elsewhere, central Japan's Aichi Prefecture saw 7,455 positive cases, Kanagawa Prefecture south of Tokyo observed 6,298 and Osaka Prefecture 5,188.

    (Japanese original by Makoto Fukazu, Tokyo City News Department)

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