The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Japan soared to at least 121 today after 25 new cases were announced, officials said.
The batch of new cases of the A(H1N1) virus was confirmed in the western Japan city of Kobe, a municipal official said.
Previous figures from the central government put the total number of infections at 96.
Meanwhile, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announced Monday an employee had been infected, although it is not immediately known whether she had been included in the earlier government tally.
She works at the Sannomiya branch in Kobe. The bank ordered its 70 non-managerial employees at the branch to stay at home.
"We have disinfected all ATMs at the branch," a group spokesman said.