Tokyo reports 249 new cases of coronavirus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 249 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday. That's up by 15 from a week earlier.

The seven-day average of daily new cases in Tokyo through Monday is 391.9, up 9.6 percent from a week ago. The average has exceeded that of the preceding week for the 24th day in a row.

The total number of infections in the capital now stands at 122,951.

Tokyo officials also reported that 46 patients are in serious condition, down by one from Sunday.