Tokyo confirms 2,392 coronavirus cases

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has reported 2,392 new coronavirus infections on Friday.

It's the first time Tokyo's daily tally has topped 2,000 for two straight days, following a record 2,447 cases on Thursday.

The total number of people who have tested positive in the Japanese capital now stands at 71,182. The number of seriously ill patients is up eight from Thursday, to 129 -- the highest to date.