Tokyo COVID case numbers down for tenth straight day

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 15,428 new cases of coronavirus infection on Wednesday.

Tokyo officials said 28 people died from the virus.

The daily tally for the capital was down more than 10,000 from a week earlier and marked the tenth straight day of week-on-week decline.

Tokyo officials also said 33 COVID-19 patients were on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines, down three from Tuesday.