Tokyo confirmed at least 143 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, metropolitan government sources said, again breaking the record for the most seen in the capital in a single day.

Meanwhile, the number of people with the pneumonia-causing coronavirus who have died in Japan topped 100 the same day, according to a new tally.

The new cases pushed the total in Tokyo over 1,000, heaping more pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19.