Japan's Covid-19 infections reaches 7,292 cases with over 2,000 from Tokyo


A couple walking in Kabukicho street in Tokyo's Shinjuku area. Japan's health ministry and local governments said the number of Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases in Japan stands at 7,292 with more than 700 new confirmed cases as of 6.30pm on Sunday (April 12). - AFP

TOKYO: Japan's health ministry and local governments said the number of Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases in Japan stands at 7,292 with more than 700 new confirmed cases as of 6.30pm on Sunday (April 12).

The death toll in Japan from the pneumonia-causing virus currently stands at a total of 147 people, including 12 from the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Tokyo recorded 166 new cases, bringing the total number of infections in the capital, the epicenter of the nation's outbreak, to 2,068.

Meanwhile, Osaka has recorded 766 cases, according to the latest figures, followed by Kanagawa with 544 infections.

Chiba Prefecture has confirmed 467 cases, Saitama 381 and Hyogo 376. Aichi, which declared its own state of emergency Friday, independent from the central government, has recorded 349 cases.

The health ministry also said there are currently a total of 125 patients considered severely ill with ventilators or in intensive care units.

The ministry added that in total, 1,353 people have been discharged from hospitals after their symptoms improved, according to the latest figures released Saturday. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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