The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported a record 472 coronavirus cases on Saturday, marking a fresh high for a third consecutive day as concerns grow nationwide over the rapid climb in infections.

Saturday's data brought the capital's total to 13,163 cases.

Nationwide, the daily tally topped 1,000 for the fourth day in a row, with a record 1,578 cases logged a day earlier. Japan's cumulative total now stands at over 38,000 cases and at least 1,026 deaths.