Tokyo reports 16 new coronavirus cases

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

That's down eight from a week ago.

The daily tally in the capital has remained below 50 for 35 straight days. It has been below 30 for nine days in a row.

The seven-day average through Saturday stands at 17.6.

Tokyo officials say nine people are in serious condition, unchanged from Friday.

They also say two people died from the virus.