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

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

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People in Tokyo use masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have actually topped 4,000– nearly 4 times as numerous as a week earlier.

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Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

Within the Olympic bubble, 21 games-related workers have checked positive in the past day, none of which were professional athletes. Considering that July began, 241 individuals connected with the Olympics have actually checked positive for the coronavirus. On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency to locations around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the overwhelming COVID-19 surge. Tokyos state of emergency will be extended through completion of August. New COVID-19 cases have actually topped 10,000 for two days in a row, while authorities continue to state the Olympics have nothing to do with the rise.

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

Records have been set almost every day lately in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by professional athletes competing in the Olympics. Tokyo set brand-new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing just a slight dip on Thursday, when they amounted to 3,300– still one of the citys highest everyday counts on record.

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

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