Tokyo confirms 611 new cases of coronavirus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 611 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday.

This is the second time in September that the daily tally has fallen below 1,000.

The daily tally is down by 357 cases from a week ago, marking the 22nd straight day of week-on-week decline.

Metropolitan officials say the number of seriously ill patients fell by five from Sunday to 225 as of Monday.