In Ibaraki Prefecture, 4090 new infections were announced on the 18th due to the new coronavirus.
It was the first time since the 11th of this month on the same day of the week that the number of people announced in a day exceeded 4,000, but it was 491 less than the 11th of this month.
It's the 11th straight day that it's been below the same day of the previous week.
The total number of confirmed infections in the prefecture reached 270,274, exceeding 270,000.
In addition, four people in their 70s to 90s died, bringing the total number of deaths in the prefecture to 527.