Tokyo reports 8,855 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 8,855 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday.

The number is down more than 600 from a week ago. The daily tally in the capital has fallen week-on-week for 23 straight days.

Tokyo officials say 20 people died from the virus.

They also say the number of seriously ill patients on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines is 28, down four from Monday.