On January 6, Fukuoka Prefecture reported a record-setting 316 cases of the new coronavirus infection. The daily count soared past the previous record of 190, which was set on December 30, 2020. New patients were found in Fukuoka City (165), Kitakyushu City (64), Kurume City (10), and other municipalities (77). The cumulative total is now 9,980. While the prefectural governor, Hiroshi Ogawa, remarked that the situation does not require immediate regulation on local restaurant operations, he intended to ask residents to refrain from traveling to the prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba where a declaration of a state of emergency becomes in effect. Source: RKB / NHK / Fukuoka Prefecture
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