Wakayama Prefecture announced on the 17th that it was confirmed that 278 new people were infected with the new coronavirus.

This is an increase of 40 people compared to the same day of the previous week.

A total of 39,673 people have been confirmed to be infected in Wakayama Prefecture.

On the other hand, there was no announcement of the deceased.

Also, the number of seriously ill people has not been 3 consecutive days since the 15th of this month.