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Coronavirus infections in Japan surpass 13,500

Apr 28 (NHK) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan increased to 13,613 on Monday as 172 new cases were reported nationwide.

The tally includes people tested at airport quarantine stations, health ministry officials, quarantine officers and individuals who returned to Japan from China on government-chartered planes. It also includes infections among the crew of the Costa Atlantica cruise ship docked at a port in Nagasaki, western Japan.

The addition of 712 cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama in February brings the total to 14,325.

The death toll in Japan has risen to 407, including 13 from the Diamond Princess.

Listed by prefecture, Tokyo has 3,947 infections; followed by Osaka with 1,521; Kanagawa with 961; Saitama with 826; Chiba with 814; Hokkaido with 650; Hyogo with 630; and Fukuoka with 621.

Health ministry officials say 304 people are in serious condition as of Monday, including four from the Diamond Princess. A total of 3,554 have recovered and left hospital.

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