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Tokyo Covid Cases Jump to Record With City on Highest Alert

  • Governor asks bars to close early, people to stay home
  • Seven-day moving average rises to 681 from 444.3 on Dec. 1
A view of Shibuya from the Shibuya Sky observation deck.
Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
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Japan’s capital found a record 949 new coronavirus cases Saturday as Tokyo authorities urged residents to stay home.

That compared with 884 new cases on Friday and the previous high of 888 on Thursday, according to data provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Authorities have imposed the highest alert in the metropolis of nearly 14 million people, and warned that the medical situation there is strained.