Japan Corona-virus (COVID-19) update

From the homepage of the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare:

It’s difficult to make sense of these numbers:

As of 12:00, Mar. 13, 602 cases have been confirmed.

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

But just below that is another chart that says 714 tested positive. There is a time difference of 6 hours, but surely that would not account for 112 cases. But the 714 figure does not include those on the cruise ship! Including those, total comes to 1,371 with 28 deaths.

According to government sources, total infections and deaths globally are “129,676 infectious cases and 4,941 deaths“.

  • China – 80,813
  • Italy – 12,839
  • Iran – 10,075
  • South Korea – 7,979
  • France – 2,876
  • Germany – 2,369
  • Japan – 1,371
  • UK – 590

(Summary Version) Basic Policies for Novel Coronavirus Disease Control[103KB] PDF in English.

Present immigration restrictions (PDF in English). Restrictions apply to people from some Chinese provinces, to Korea, and to Iran. But not to Italy! Wha…? Italy has almost double the infections of S Korea. Go figure.


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