Tokyo reports its eighth consecutive day of 100-plus coronavirus cases
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TOKYO — The U.S. military in Japan announced one new coronavirus case Tuesday while the nation’s capital city tallied more than 100 for the eighth day in a row.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 117 new coronavirus cases that day, according to public broadcaster NHK.
In western Tokyo, Yokota Air Base announced one new case, an individual who tested positive for the virus on Friday while in quarantine after having contact with an infected person, according to a statement from the base.
On Okinawa, where the bulk of U.S. forces are located, the prefectural government was closed Tuesday as a passing typhoon soaked the island. U.S. bases there cleaned up in the wake of Typhoon Maysak, which passed by overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning.
On Monday, the prefecture on Monday reported one death, a woman in her 80s from Naha. Hers was the 28th death due to the coronavirus on Okinawa since the pandemic started.