Japan reported 199 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and three deaths, according to the country's health ministry.
The total number of reported infections in Japan now stands at 14,097, including 364 deaths. Some 712 cases and 13 deaths are linked to the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
The number of confirmed cases of the virus in Japan has spiked in the past month -- dashing hopes that the government's initial virus response had succeeded in controlling its spread.
On March 1, the country had reported 243 cases.