Japan’s Cumulative Coronavirus Cases Top 400,000

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Tokyo, Feb. 4 (Jiji Press)--The cumulative number of novel coronavirus infection cases in Japan, including among cruise ship passengers and crew members, topped 400,000 on Thursday.

The cumulative number exceeded the threshold about three weeks after exceeding the 300,000 mark on Jan. 13.

On Thursday, Japan confirmed 2,576 new infection cases, with the daily count slipping below 3,000 for the fifth successive day. The country’s new COVID-19 fatalities totaled 104, including 25 in Tokyo. The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients fell by five from Wednesday to 892, according to the health ministry.

The cumulative infection number in Japan reached 100,000 on Oct. 29 last year, about nine months after the country’s first case of the virus was confirmed on Jan. 16 that year. The number rose above 200,000 about two months later, on Dec. 21, and topped 300,000 only 23 days later.

In Tokyo on Thursday, 734 new infection cases were reported, with the daily count in the Japanese capital standing below 1,000 for the seventh straight day. Under the metropolitan government’s standards, the number of severely ill patients with the coronavirus fell by 10 from the previous day to 115.

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