Japan coronavirus infections top 2,000 cases

A man walks past on a nearly empty street in a snow fall during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections in Japan topped 2,000 cases on Tuesday, according to a Reuters calculation based on ministry data and media reports.

A centre for disabled people in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, found seven more infections on Tuesday, bringing the total there to 93, Kyodo News reported.

Elsewhere, more infections were found in Ehime, Fukui, Kagawa, and Tokushima prefectures, as well as in a doctor and nurse in Tokyo's cancer research hospital, according to Kyodo and public broadcaster NHK.


(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Chris Gallagher)