"I would like to make it clear again that we are not considering a cancellation or postponement of the Games". Thirty-three of those occurred in Japan, with another 218 on a cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has labelled suggestions this year's Olympics and Paralympics could be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak as "irresponsible rumours" and reiterated his insistence that the Games will go ahead as planned.
Sitting among the International Olympic Committee officials this time was Dr. Richard Budgett, the IOC's medical and scientific director who does not always travel for these inspection visits.
Last week Toshiro Muto, chief executive of the Tokyo organizing committee, said he was "seriously anxious that the spread of the infectious disease could throw cold water on the momentum toward the Games".
On Wednesday, the virus forced the cancellation of a Formula One race set for April in Shanghai, which draws more than 100,000 over a race weekend.
The spread of the coronavirus has forced the cancellation or rescheduling of a host of global sporting events, including a number of 2020 Olympic qualifying competitions for sports including badminton and boxing, both of which were set to take place in China.
The LPGA has also canceled two golf events in Thailand and Singapore that were scheduled to tee off later this month.
It has also prevented Chinese athletes from travelling to events outside of the nation, which could curtail their presence at Tokyo 2020.
Saburo Kawabuchi, a former Olympian and the so-called mayor of the Olympic Village that will house 11,000 athletes and thousands more staff members, suggested Tokyo's hot and humid summer would stop the virus.
"The biggest concern is the coronavirus and the infection", he said. "Currently we don't have any clue when this issue will be resolved".
"Based on various pieces of information we receive, it seems that this virus is not as strong as the influenza virus".
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that there is no case for contingency plans to cancel or relocate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics over the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the IOC's Coordination Commission head said on Friday.
"In Japan, we have the rainy season which could defeat the virus".