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 4 times as lots of as a week earlier.

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

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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 fight the frustrating COVID-19 surge. Tokyos state of emergency situation will be extended through the end of August.

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

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

Records have actually been set nearly every day recently in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by professional athletes completing 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 daily counts on record.

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