Tokyo reports 9,240 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 9,240 new cases of coronavirus infection on Friday.

The number is down more than 3,100 from last Friday. The daily tally in the capital has now fallen week-on-week for 19 straight days.

Tokyo officials say 29 people died from the virus.

They also say the number of seriously ill patients on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines is 32, up one from Thursday.