New cases of community transmission of the omicron variant of the coronavirus have spread beyond major cities, with the latest case on Monday detected in Hiroshima Prefecture.

The latest instance of infection is a Hiroshima city resident in their 20s who has no history of traveling abroad. The patient has been vaccinated twice and has visited the Kansai region, which includes Osaka and Kyoto prefectures, according to prefectural authorities.

So far, community transmission of omicron has been reported in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Aichi and Hiroshima prefectures.