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– nearly 4 times as many 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 lots of as a week ago.

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Records have been set almost every day lately in Tokyo, however not all of them have been by professional athletes completing 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 highest everyday counts on record.

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

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

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

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

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