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Tokyo confirms 239 new coronavirus cases on Sunday: media

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective face masks pass through the automated entranceway at a station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo officials confirmed 239 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, Japanese media reported, as the capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted a state of emergency.

The total marks the sixth straight day new cases in the city have exceeded 200.

While Japan was spared the kind of surge in infections that have killed tens of thousands in other countries, Tokyo has raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level after a series of new cases.

Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Editing by Sam Holmes