988 new COVID cases reported in Tokyo on Tuesday

Japan's health ministry confirmed 988 new cases of the coronavirus in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The figure is down one from a week ago.

The number of seriously ill patients on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines is eight, up one from the previous day.

Two deaths from the virus were reported in the capital.

Nationwide, 10,011 new infections and 47 deaths were confirmed on Tuesday.