Miyazaki Prefecture and Miyazaki City have announced that 26 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus have been confirmed.
Of these, 13 are living in Miyakonojo, where the infection is spreading rapidly.
With this, the number of people confirmed to be infected in the prefecture is 783.
Miyazaki Prefecture also announced that one person who had been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus had died.
This brings the death toll in the prefecture to nine.