On the 18th, it was announced that a total of 291 people were newly infected with the new coronavirus in Tochigi prefecture.

The number of newly infected people announced in the prefecture in one day exceeded 273 on August 19, last year, the highest number ever.

With this, the total number of confirmed infections in the prefecture is 17,491.

In addition, the prefecture announced that one new patient had died, and 119 people died in the prefecture.