Japan confirms 1,307 coronavirus cases, another record

Kyodo News

Posted at Jul 31 2020 06:05 PM | Updated as of Jul 31 2020 06:06 PM

Pedestrians at a shopping arcade in Tokyo on June 16, 2020. A mix of social, demographic and epidemiological factors has kept Japan's unemployment rate down even as the coronavirus has damaged the country’s already weakened economy. Noriko Hayashi, The New York Times/File

TOKYO - Japan confirmed on Friday at least 1,307 new coronavirus cases, marking a record daily increase for the third consecutive day.

The figure follows 1,260 and 1,305 infections reported the previous 2 days, as a resurgence of infections has been expanding beyond Tokyo.

More details to follow.