Japan reports 680 new COVID cases in Tokyo on Thursday

Japan's health ministry confirmed 680 new cases of the coronavirus in Tokyo on Thursday.

The figure is down 114 from a week ago.

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

Six deaths from the virus were reported in the capital.

Nationwide, 7,715 new infections and 57 deaths were confirmed on Thursday.