Japan coronavirus cases rise faster than day before, up to 1,484

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past an advertising billboard of Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Tokyo. (Reuters)

The number of coronavirus infections in Japan rose to 1,484 on Sunday, increasing by a faster pace than the previous day, public broadcaster NHK reported.

The total number of infections includes 697 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and 14 returnees on charter flights from China, according to NHK data.

Deaths in the country related to the virus stand at 29, up one from the previous day. The total number of deaths include 7 from the cruise ship.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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