Japan posts 12th day of week-on-week decline in new cases of coronavirus

Japan's health ministry confirmed 9,552 new cases of coronavirus across the country on Wednesday, for a 12th straight day of week-on-week decline.

The ministry also confirmed 61 deaths.

Among the 47 prefectures, Tokyo reported the largest number of new cases at 816, down 110 from a week ago, and two deaths.

The number of seriously ill patients was 119 nationwide, up four from Tuesday, and seven in Tokyo, down one.