• Jiji, Kyodo, staff report

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 12,696 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, with the daily count more than doubling week-on-week and exceeding 10,000 for the seventh consecutive day.

One death from COVID-19 was newly confirmed in the capital, while the number of severely ill patients under the metropolitan government’s standards increased by two from the previous day to 15.

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