Japan's Cumulative Coronavirus Cases Up by 3,734 in Past Week

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Tokyo, Sep. 14 (Jiji Press)--The cumulative number of novel coronavirus infection cases confirmed in Japan stood at 76,485 as of 10 a.m. Monday (1 a.m. GMT), up by 3,734 from a week earlier.

The country's cumulative COVID-19 death toll rose by 78 to 1,460.

The infection figure includes 74,759 patients who contracted the disease in Japan, 712 passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined for the virus off Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, 149 crew members of the Costa Atlantica, a cruise ship hit by a COVID-19 outbreak when it was docked in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki, and 15 people who returned to Japan on government-chartered flights.

By prefecture, Tokyo saw the biggest number of cumulative infection cases, at 23,003, up by 1,231, followed by Osaka, at 9,604, up by 561, and Kanagawa, at 5,944, up by 513.

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