Tokyo confirms 16 new cases of coronavirus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 16 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Friday.

That's down six from a week ago.

The daily tally in the capital has remained below 50 for 34 straight days. It has been below 30 for eight days in a row.

The seven-day average through Friday stands at 18.7.

Tokyo officials say nine people are in serious condition, down one from Thursday.