Japan logs 554 daily COVID-19 cases, new high since Omicron spread

Kyodo -- Jan 03

Japan confirmed 554 daily coronavirus cases Sunday, a new high since the Omicron variant was first detected in late November, amid a steady increase of infections involving the highly transmissible strain in the midst of the country's New Year holidays.

The figure was up from 534 reported the previous day, with the cumulative total of Omicron infections rising to 695 as of 9 p.m. Saturday from 637 a day earlier, according to a Kyodo News tally and data from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Jan 03 (ANNnewsCH) - ANNのまとめでは、国内で2日に新たに確認された新型コロナウイルスの感染者は554人でした。