Japan reports 1,151 new cases of coronavirus

Health officials in Japan confirmed 1,151 new cases of coronavirus infection nationwide as of 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The daily tally was above 1,000 for the first time since October 6 last year.

One death from the virus was reported in Ishikawa Prefecture, bringing the total to 18,409.

Japan has reported 1,737,270 infections so far.