Tokyo reports 1,876 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 1,876 new cases of coronavirus infections in the capital city on Thursday.

The daily tally of new cases was down 459 from a week ago. That represents the 27th straight day of week-on-week declines.

The seven-day average through Thursday stands at 1,770, which is 78.3 percent of the figure a week ago.

Tokyo officials confirmed four deaths from the virus.

The officials say the number of seriously ill patients on ventilators, or ECMO heart-lung machines, stood at two as of Thursday, down one from Wednesday.