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Japan sees no coronavirus deaths on June 7 for first time in 3 months

The building housing the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is seen in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. (Mainichi/Kimi Takeuchi)

TOKYO -- Japan recorded no deaths from the novel coronavirus on June 7, marking the first time since March 6 there have been no fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and local government bodies.

However, new infections have continued to be recorded in the country, with 38 people confirmed infected on June 7. Including some 700 cruise ship passengers and crew members, the number of people to have been infected with the virus in Japan now officially stands at 17,864.

Overall, Japan has recorded 932 deaths from the coronavirus.

(Japanese original by Takuya Yoshida, Integrated Digital News Center)

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