Japan Reports 238,735 New COVID-19 Cases

Japan reported 238,735 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, posting the second-highest daily count after some 249,800 cases confirmed on Wednesday.

The daily tally of new COVID-19 deaths came to 161, while the number of severely ill patients rose by 38 from Wednesday to 516, topping 500 for the first time in about four months.

Eleven of…