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

Individuals in Tokyo wear masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have actually topped 4,000– almost 4 times as numerous as a week back.

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

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

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

Records have been set almost every day recently in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by professional athletes contending in the Olympics. Japans capital has actually exceeded 4,000 coronavirus infections for the very first time– 4,058 cases, to be precise. Thats a record high and almost four times as numerous cases were reported simply a week back. Tokyo set brand-new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing simply a small dip on Thursday, when they totaled 3,300– still among the citys greatest day-to-day depend on record.

On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency to locations around Tokyo and to Osaka to fight the overwhelming COVID-19 surge.

Records have actually been set almost every day recently in Tokyo, but not all of them have actually been by professional athletes competing in the Olympics. Tokyo set 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 greatest day-to-day counts on record.

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