Tokyo reports 394 new cases of COVID-19

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 394 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday.

The figure is an increase of 71 from the daily tally last Thursday. It's the sixth straight day for new daily infections to be higher than a week earlier.

This brings the total number of cases in the Japanese capital since the start of the pandemic to 118,855.

Tokyo officials say 41 coronavirus patients are in serious condition, down one from Wednesday.