Tokyo reports 10,640 new coronavirus cases on Thursday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 10,640 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday.

The number is down more than 3,800 from a week earlier. The daily total in the capital has now fallen week-on-week for 18 straight days.

Tokyo officials say 31 COVID-19 patients were on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines, up two from the previous day.

They also say 30 people died from the virus.