Japan coronavirus infections rise to 1,484 – NHK

People, wearing protective masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walk on an almost empty street in the Dotonbori amusement district of Osaka, Japan, March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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.

Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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