Tokyo reports 49 new COVID cases

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 49 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Monday.

The figure is down by 11 from the previous day. It also hit a record low for the third day in a row. This is the first time in about one year and four months that the daily number of new cases has fallen below 50.

Tokyo officials say 62 patients are in serious condition, five fewer than on Sunday.