Miyagi Prefecture and Sendai City announced on the 16th that 44 new people have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus.

Infection was confirmed in 19 people in Sendai City and 3 people each in Shiogama City and Rifu Town.

Miyagi Prefecture also announced that a woman in her 70s who had been hospitalized at a medical institution in the prefecture had died.

The total number of infected people in Miyagi prefecture is 2,909, including those who have already recovered, and the number of people who have died is now 19.