Photo/Illutration Customers use antiseptic as a precaution against the novel coronavirus before entering a restaurant for lunch in Osaka’s Kita Ward on April 5, the first day when special preventative measures were imposed for Osaka Prefecture. (Yuki Shibata)

OSAKA--Osaka Prefecture reported 341 new cases of COVID-19 and one death from the novel coronavirus on April 5, health officials said.

The daily count brought the accumulated total cases to 55,096 and overall deaths to 1,195 in the prefecture.