Tokyo reports coronavirus week-on-week increase

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 30 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday. The figure has been below 50 for 24 straight days.

But the daily tally is up 12 from a week before, and marks a week-on-week increase for the second day in a row.

The seven-day average of new cases through Tuesday is 23.1.

Tokyo officials say the number of seriously ill patients is 10, the same as on Monday. They also confirmed one new death from the virus, bringing the total in Tokyo to 3,157.