Data from various official units accessed by the NHK public network indicated that 3,031 coronavirus infections were recorded across the country. That figure surpasses the previous record of 2,972 cases, scored last Thursday. The final figure of this day will be disseminated by the Ministry of Health in the coming hours. With today’s cases, almost 179,000 cases of covid-19 have been reported in Japan so far. The dead across the country from this evil are already reaching 2,588, including the 21 deaths recorded on Saturday. Tokyo authorities said that 621 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the metropolitan region today, above the previous high level last Thursday, when 602 infected were recorded. Japan is in the midst of the third wave in the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic. The first case was known on January 16, corresponding to a Chinese citizen residing in Japan who had traveled to Wuhan, where the virus originated. Following the first wave, Japan entered a state of health alert, from 7 April to 25 May, with the prohibition of mass public acts and the closure of non-essential shops, among other measures, but without confineing the population. For this third wave, the Government was given a period of three weeks from 25 November to analyse the evolution of the pandemic in the country and the desirability of approving new social restrictions.