Japan reported 37 new coronavirus cases and two deaths on Monday, its Health Ministry said.
The total number of recorded infections in the country has now reached 17,642, including 712 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. At least 907 people have died, with 13 from the cruise ship.
In the capital Tokyo, 13 fresh coronavirus cases were reported Monday, and no deaths. Gov. Yuriko Koike said more than half of the new cases in the city are people in their 20s, and many of the infections came from the night entertainment business.
Tokyo moved into step 2 of its recovery plan this week, which eases restrictions for shopping malls and sports facilities. Night clubs, bars and karaoke are still shut, however, and restaurants have been requested to close by 10 p.m.
The southern city of Kitakyushu, which has seen a sizable community spread over the past 10 days, recorded 16 new infections on Monday.