Japan confirms at least 19 new coronavirus infections on Monday

TOKYO: Japan confirmed at least 19 new cases on Monday, raising the number of infections in the country to 980, including passengers who caught the pathogen on the Diamond Princess cruise, they reported.

Infections were reported throughout the country, including five on the northern island of Hokkaido and another five in a nursing home near Tokyo and two people in the city of Osaka, in western Japan, Kyodo said.