Osaka reports a record high 719 coronavirus cases

Prefectural government officials in Osaka, western Japan, reported 719 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday. That is the highest number ever recorded in the prefecture.

Osaka's daily tally topped Tokyo's for the eighth day in a row.

The officials also reported two deaths.

Tuesday's figure brings the total number of cases in the prefecture to 55,749. The death toll now stands at 1,197.