Japan recorded 33 new coronavirus infections and one virus-related death on Sunday, according to the country's health ministry.
The new cases bring Japan's nationwide total to 17,597 confirmed cases and 905 fatalities. Of those, 712 cases and 13 deaths were tied to the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Tokyo recorded five new patients on Sunday -- the first time in six days that the number of new cases there was below double digits. The Japanese capital is currently in step two of its coronavirus recovery plan, which means that schools and some commercial facilities are allowed to reopen.