Tokyo reports 970 new cases of coronavirus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 970 new coronavirus infections in the Japanese capital on Tuesday.

It is the first time Tokyo's daily tally has dropped below 1,000 since January 4.

The figure was the second highest for a Tuesday, following a record 1,278 cases a week ago.

The total number of people who have tested positive for the virus in Tokyo now stands at 77,133.