In Kumamoto Prefecture, it was announced on the 18th that it was confirmed that 608 new people were infected with the new coronavirus.

This was a record high, significantly surpassing 433 on the 16th of this month.

On the other hand, on the 17th, two of the infected people announced by Kumamoto City were withdrawn.

This brings the total number of infected people in the prefecture to 17,437.

In addition, a total of two deaths were confirmed, including a female in her 90s in Kumamoto City and a male in her 80s in the prefecture, and the number of people who died in the prefecture was 138.

The announcement of the dead in the prefecture has been since October 14th last year.