Japan reported five deaths due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday, its biggest one-day surge.
That takes the national toll to 49 deaths, the health ministry announced on Monday.
The ministry also reported 42 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, taking the national tally of confirmed cases to 1,801.
Of that total, 712 are from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
From CNN’s Junko Ogura in Tokyo and Akanksha Sharma in Hong Kong