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 four times as lots of 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 numerous as a week back.

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Records have actually been set almost every day lately in Tokyo, but not all of them have actually been by professional athletes contending in the Olympics. Japans capital has actually surpassed 4,000 coronavirus infections for the very first time– 4,058 cases, to be precise. Thats a record high and almost 4 times as lots of cases were reported just a week back. 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 greatest everyday counts on record.

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

Records have been set nearly every day recently in Tokyo, but not all of them have actually 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 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 combat the overwhelming 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 rise.

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