Miyazaki Prefecture has announced that two elderly people who have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus have died.

This brings the death toll in the prefecture to eight.

The prefecture also announced that 17 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus have been confirmed.

With this, the number of people confirmed to be infected in the prefecture is 756.

The prefecture will announce new infection prevention measures at a press conference by Governor Kono on the afternoon of the 31st.