Tokyo reports 10,593 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 10,593 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday.

The number is down more than 2,900 from a week ago.

The daily tally in the capital has fallen week-on-week for 24 straight days.

Tokyo officials said 16 people infected with the virus died.

They also said 26 seriously ill patients were on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines, down two from Tuesday.