Japan reports 778 new COVID cases in Tokyo

Japan's health ministry confirmed 778 new cases of the coronavirus in Tokyo on Friday.

The figure is up 42 from a week earlier.

The number of seriously ill patients on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines was eight, the same as the previous day.

Four deaths from the virus were reported in the capital.

Nationwide, 9,113 new infections and 49 deaths were confirmed on Friday.