On the 23rd, it was announced that 334 new people were confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus in Chiba prefecture.

The number of infections announced per day exceeded 300 for the third consecutive day, the second highest after the 22nd since January 24, when the second state of emergency was declared.

It has increased by 57 people from Friday a week ago, and has surpassed the same day of the previous week for 16 consecutive days.

A total of 44,971 people have been confirmed to be infected so far.

In addition, at the Maritime Self-Defense Force Shimosa Air Base in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, infection was confirmed in 15 members in their teens to 20s living in the same dormitory on the base, and a group of infected people = a cluster occurred.