5,934 new COVID cases confirmed in Tokyo on Wednesday

Japan's health ministry says it confirmed 5,934 new cases of coronavirus infection in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The daily tally is down 3,253 from a week ago, for an eighth straight day of week-on-week decline.

The ministry also confirmed 26 deaths in the capital.

Nationwide, it confirmed 79,354 new cases and 368 deaths on Wednesday.