The ministry announced the nationwide tally from Monday’s numbers on Tuesday, which takes the number of infections to 40,570. The total includes the number of cases detected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship —39,858 on land and 712 discovered on the Diamond Princess.
Here are some of the country's latest figures:
- Tokyo reported 309 new cases on Tuesday, the total number of cases in the capital now stands at 14,022. The government has asked restaurants and bars that serve alcohol to close at 10 pm local time through the end of August.
- Osaka reported 198 new cases and one death on Tuesday. Officials in that prefecture have also ordered restaurants and bars that serve alcohol to close at 8 pm local time.
- Okinawa prefecture confirmed 83 new cases on Tuesday, which is the highest daily number of infections in Okinawa since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of infections in Okinawa excluding the U.S. military personnel is 637 cases. 12 new cases were reported at Camp Hansen in Okinawa on Tuesday, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases among U.S. military bases in Okinawa to 285 since the pandemic began.
Okinawa has been under a state of emergency since Saturday. Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki announced last Friday that the state of emergency will last until August 15.