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Coronavirus

Japan's coronavirus cases reach 1,000

Total includes cruise ship tally; country's total death toll stands at 12

Commuters pass through a crowded Shinagawa Station, one of Tokyo's largest train stations.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The number of coronavirus infections reported in Japan reached 1,000 on Wednesday.

The tally, based on information provided by the health ministry and local authorities, included more than 700 people who were aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that was quarantined near Tokyo.

The domestic death toll stands at 12, including six linked to the cruise ship.

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