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 topped 4,000– almost four times as many as a week earlier.

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

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

Records have actually been set almost every day lately in Tokyo, but not all of them have been by 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 nearly 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 minor dip on Thursday, when they amounted to 3,300– still among the citys greatest day-to-day rely on record.

Records have actually been set nearly every day lately 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 just a minor dip on Thursday, when they amounted to 3,300– still one of the citys highest day-to-day counts on record.

Within the Olympic bubble, 21 games-related workers have tested favorable in the previous day, none of which were athletes. Because July began, 241 individuals linked with the Olympics have actually checked favorable for the coronavirus. On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency to locations around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the frustrating COVID-19 surge. Tokyos state of emergency will be extended through the end of August. New COVID-19 cases have topped 10,000 for 2 days in a row, while authorities continue to state the Olympics have nothing to do with the surge.

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