Tokyo reports 9,486 new coronavirus cases

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 9,486 new infections of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

The capital's daily tally fell more than 4,700 from a week earlier and marks the 16th straight day that infections have declined week-on-week.

The seven-day case average stands at 11,610, which is 65.5 percent of the figure for the previous week.

Tokyo officials also reported 27 deaths. They said 32 patients were on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines, down one from Monday.