Tokyo reports 17 new cases of coronavirus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 17 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Tuesday.

That's up two from a week earlier.

The daily tally in the capital has remained below 50 for 38 straight days. It has been under 30 for 12 days.

The seven-day average through Tuesday stands at 17.4, or 83.3 percent of the figure for the previous week.

Tokyo officials say eight people are in serious condition, unchanged from Monday.

No deaths from the coronavirus were reported on Tuesday in Tokyo.