The total number of the coronavirus cases in Japan surpassed 5,000, local media reported.

The number of confirmed cases has climbed to 5,292 after new 320 cases were found, according to public broadcaster NHK. 

Most of the new coronavirus cases were found in the capital Tokyo, where total number has crossed 1,500.

On late Tuesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency in seven prefectures, including Tokyo.

The infected people included 96 Health Ministry and quarantine officials. The death toll in the country has reached 117 — including 11 from Diamond Princess cruise ship.

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