631 new COVID cases reported in Tokyo on Friday

Japan's health ministry confirmed 631 new cases of coronavirus in Tokyo on Friday.

The figure is down 148 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.

Five deaths from the virus were reported in the capital.

Nationwide, 7,055 new infections and 48 deaths were confirmed on Friday.