Number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeds 10,000 in JapanThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan surpassed 10,000, reported NHK on Saturday.
The figure now stands at 10,098, excluding cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined near Tokyo earlier this year.
Recently, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency for the whole country until May 6 over concerns surrounding COVID-19.
Tokyo remains the hardest-hit area. The city reported 181 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections in the city to 2,975, NHK reported.
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