Tokyo reports 2,415 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 2,415 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday.

The daily tally is down about 1,500 from a week ago and marks 19 straight days of week-on-week declines.

The number of seriously ill patients who are on a ventilator, or an ECMO heart-lung machine, is three in the capital, unchanged from Tuesday.