Tokyo reports 1,600 new cases of coronavirus on Friday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 1,600 new cases of coronavirus in the capital on Friday.

The daily tally is down 511 from a week ago and marks the 28th straight day of week-on-week decline.

The seven-day average through Friday stands at 1,697, which is 77.6 percent of the figure a week ago.

Tokyo officials confirmed three deaths from the virus.

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