Tokyo reports 1,584 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 1,584 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Sunday.

The figure was down more than 600 from a week ago, and marked the 23rd straight day of week-on-week declines.

Tokyo officials said two people infected with the coronavirus died.

They also said the number of seriously ill patients on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines was two, unchanged from Saturday.