Japan’s Ministry of Health has published a breakdown of novel coronavirus cases by prefecture. The Ministry counted 681 cases nationwide as of noon on March 15th, excluding the 697 people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. A total of 31 infected people have died.
As JapanToday reports, Japan has the ninth-largest number of infections in the world, behind China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, France, Germany and the United States, according to a Kyodo News tally based on information such as data released by each government.
This is the breakdown by prefecture:
|Prefecture||Number of Confirmed
Lead image: Wikimedia map of Japan by region