Tokyo reports 968 new coronavirus cases

The Tokyo Metropolitan government reported 968 new coronavirus cases on Monday.

The daily tally in the capital fell below 1,000 for the first time since July 19.

The figure represents a drop of 947 cases from last Monday, marking the 15th consecutive day of decline from the same day the previous week.

The number of seriously ill patients stood at 267, up three from Sunday, based on criteria set by the Metropolitan government.