Photo/IllutrationA flight attendant walks through body temperature scanners and a notice board on coronavirus at Narita international airport in Narita, near Tokyo, on Jan. 23. (AP Photo)

Japan has confirmed a third case of infection by China's coronavirus, the health ministry said on Saturday.

The latest case was confirmed in a woman in her 30s who lives in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak. She arrived in Japan on Jan. 18, the ministry said.

The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier. More than 1,300 people have been infected globally.