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The Japan Ministry of Health is reporting the cumulative COVID-19 case total for the country has surpassed the 3 million case mark. The total cases are now 3,025,620 after reporting nearly 100,000 on Thursday.

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This is an increase of 1 million cases in two weeks as Japan reached that number on January 20.

The cumulative total exceeded 1 million on August 6, last year, about one year and seven months after the first confirmed infection. It took about five and a half months to reach the 2 million level from there.

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Infections in Japan have surged since the start of the year as the Omicron variant has taken hold. About a fifth of the cases are in Tokyo.

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