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 actually topped 4,000– nearly 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– nearly 4 times as many as a week ago.

Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

Records have been set nearly every day recently in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by athletes competing in the Olympics. Tokyo set brand-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 day-to-day counts on record.

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

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

Records have actually been set almost every day recently in Tokyo, but not all of them have been by professional 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 amounted to 3,300– still one of the citys greatest 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 surge. Tokyos state of emergency situation will be extended through the end of August.

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