Japan’s health ministry said 52 new coronavirus cases were identified in the country on Tuesday — 34 of which were in Tokyo.
Authorities in the Japanese capital rolled out a new alert system on Tuesday night, in large part due to the spike in cases there. The Tokyo region has recorded 5,283 cases of Covid-19, killing 306 people.
Total numbers: 17,698 patients have contracted Covid-19 in Japan, 913 of whom have died. Of those, 712 cases and 13 fatalities are tied to the Diamond Princess cruise ship.