Coronavirus Cases in Japan Top 7,000

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Tokyo, April 12 (Jiji Press)--Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Japan topped 7,000 on Sunday, an increase of more than 490 from the previous day.

The country's death toll from the virus rose to 150, including two new fatalities in Tokyo and one each in Hokkaido and Chiba, Kanagawa and Aichi prefectures.

Tokyo reported 166 new infections, bringing total cases in the capital to 2,068. The new infections include 87 cases involving Nakano Egota Hospital in Nakano Ward, where five inpatients tested positive for the virus on April 4.

A male staff member at an after-school child care center in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward tested positive for the virus on Saturday. He had close contact with 22 children.

At Toyama City Hospital in the city of Toyama, central Japan, total infections rose to 16, including seven new cases involving inpatients.

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