Tokyo: The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 18 to reach 17,220, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities on Monday.
The number excludes the 712 cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama near Tokyo.
Meanwhile, the death toll in Japan from the pneumonia-causing virus currently stands at a total of 932 people, according to the health ministry, with the figure including those from the cruise ship.
In Tokyo, the epicenter of Japan's outbreak, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased by 13 to reach 5,396, followed by Osaka Prefecture with 1,785 infections.
Kanagawa Prefecture, meanwhile, has recorded 1,395 infections, Hokkaido 1,125 cases, Saitama 1,004, Chiba 904, while Fukuoka Prefecture has recorded 802 cases, according to the latest figures on Monday.
The health ministry said there are currently a total of 100 patients considered severely ill and are on ventilators or in intensive care units.
The ministry also said that in total, 15,802 people, including 654 from the cruise ship, have been discharged from hospitals after their symptoms improved.