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Japan Covid Cases Hit Record Ahead of Summer Holidays, NHK Says

Former Japan PM Abe Unconscious After Shooting
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Japan found a record 110,600 new Covid cases on Saturday, surpassing the previous high set in February, just as the country prepares for the summer holidays, public broadcaster NHK said.  

Deaths and severe illness have remained at relatively low levels so far in the current wave.