On the 17th, it was announced that 246 new people were confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus in Chiba prefecture.

The number of people decreased by 215 from Friday a week ago, and fell below the same day of the previous week for 17 consecutive days.

On the other hand, Chiba City announced on the 4th of last month that a total of two women in their thirties and men in their eighties will be excluded from the number of infected people because the medical institution withdrew the outbreak report.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections to 97,873.

In addition, a total of three deaths were announced for men and women in their 70s and 80s, who were confirmed to be infected, and the total number of deaths so far has reached 966.