TOKYO: A total of 312 novel coronavirus infection cases were newly confirmed in Japan on Monday, bring the cumulative total, including passengers and crew members of cruise ships, above 80,000.
The cumulative total took 10 days to increase from 50,000 to 60,000, then 13 days to reach 70,000 and an additional 19 days to top 80,000, showing a slowdown in the pace of growth.
Seven deaths from coronavirus infection were confirmed on Monday in Tokyo and six prefectures–Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Mie, Osaka, Yamaguchi and Fukuoka–pushing up the cumulative death toll to 1,527.
On Monday, 98 new cases of infection were confirmed in Tokyo, slipping below 100 for the first time in a week, the metropolitan government said.
The number of seriously ill patients in the Japanese capital stood at 27, unchanged from the previous day.