WORLD COVID-19 infections in Japan rises to 821 cases


COVID-19 infections in Japan rises to 821 cases


13:26, March 17, 2020


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TOKYO, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Japan's health ministry and local governments said Tuesday the number of COVID-19 infections stood at a total of 821 as of 10:30 a.m. local time here.

The death toll in Japan from the pneumonia-causing virus currently stands at a total of 35 people, according to the health ministry, with the figure including those from the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama, close to Tokyo.

Of the 821 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan, the majority are in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, which has confirmed 152 cases and previously declared a state of emergency over the situation.

Aichi Prefecture, meanwhile, has 123 confirmed cases, Osaka 108, Tokyo 90, Hyogo 82 and Kanagawa Prefecture has confirmed 55 COVID-19 cases, according to the latest statistics from health ministry and local authorities.  

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