Japan confirms five more cases of coronavirus in Hokkaido - NHK

FILE PHOTO: A passenger wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, gets off from a tram in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese authorities have confirmed five more cases of coronavirus in Hokkaido, public broadcaster NHK said on Monday, days after the northern island declared a state of emergency.

The new confirmed infections bring the total in Hokkaido to 77, NHK said. The island, which has a population of about 5 million people, has seen the largest number of cases in Japan.

(Reporting by David Dolan; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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