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 actually 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 four times as many as a week ago.

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

Records have actually been set almost every day recently in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by professional athletes contending in the Olympics. Tokyo set new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing simply a minor dip on Thursday, when they totaled 3,300– still one of the citys highest day-to-day counts on record.

Records have actually been set almost every day lately in Tokyo, however 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 minor 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.

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

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