New cases of coronavirus top 1,000 in Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 1,027 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday.

It is the first time since January 28 that the daily tally has topped 1,000 in the Japanese capital.

The figure was up from 925 reported on Wednesday. Tokyo has been under a state of emergency since Sunday to curb the spread of the virus.

Thursday's tally was up by 166 from a week earlier, marking the 29th straight day of a week-on-week increase.