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 topped 4,000– almost 4 times as numerous as a week ago.

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People 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 ago.

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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.

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

Records have actually been set nearly every day lately in Tokyo, however 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 minor dip on Thursday, when they totaled 3,300– still one of the citys greatest daily counts on record.

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

Records have been set almost every day lately in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by 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 totaled 3,300– still one of the citys greatest day-to-day counts on record.

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