Tokyo’s New COVID-19 Infections Hit A Record Again, Topping 4,000 For The First Time

Individuals in Tokyo use masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have topped 4,000– almost four times as lots of as a week earlier.

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People in Tokyo use masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have topped 4,000– almost four times as many as a week ago.

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Records have actually been set almost every day recently in Tokyo, however not all of them have been by athletes contending in the Olympics. Tokyo set new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing simply a slight dip on Thursday, when they totaled 3,300– still one of the citys greatest everyday counts on record.

Records have been set almost every day lately in Tokyo, but not all of them have been by athletes competing in the Olympics. Tokyo set brand-new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing simply a minor dip on Thursday, when they totaled 3,300– still one of the citys greatest day-to-day counts on record.

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency situation to areas around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the frustrating COVID-19 surge.

On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency to locations around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the frustrating COVID-19 rise. Tokyos state of emergency situation will be extended through the end of August.

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