Tokyo reports 256 new coronavirus cases on Sunday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 256 new coronavirus cases on Sunday.

The average number of daily new cases for the seven-day period through Sunday in Tokyo is 301.1, up 7.9 percent from the previous week. This marks the ninth straight day of increase.

The total number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the capital stands at 117,517.

Tokyo officials say the number of people in serious condition is 47, the same as Saturday.