Japan reports over 7,800 daily coronavirus cases

A record 7,841 new coronavirus cases were reported in Japan as of 8 p.m. on Friday. The nationwide daily tally has set a record for a fourth day in a row.

Officials also reported 57 deaths, including 10 in Hokkaido, 7 each in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Aichi, 6 in Saitama, and 5 in Hyogo.