Tokyo reports 1,494 new COVID cases on Sunday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says 1,494 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in the capital as of 3 p.m. on Sunday.

It is the sixth day in a row the daily number of confirmed infections has exceeded 1,000, and the first time for a Sunday.

The total number of people who have tested positive in the Japanese capital now stands at 74,944.

The number of seriously ill patients is 128, or one less than the record of 129 marked on Friday and Saturday.