Tokyo’s New COVID-19 Infections Hit A Record Again, Topping 4,000 For The First Time

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

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People in Tokyo wear masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have actually topped 4,000– nearly four times as numerous as a week ago.

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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 simply a minor dip on Thursday, when they totaled 3,300– still one of the citys greatest day-to-day counts on record.

Within the Olympic bubble, 21 games-related personnel have checked positive in the previous day, none of which were professional athletes. Since July started, 241 individuals gotten in touch with the Olympics have actually evaluated positive for the coronavirus. On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency situation to locations around Tokyo and to Osaka to fight the overwhelming COVID-19 surge. Tokyos state of emergency will be extended through completion of August. New COVID-19 cases have actually topped 10,000 for 2 days in a row, while authorities continue to state the Olympics have absolutely nothing to do with the rise.

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

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

Records have actually been set nearly 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 minor dip on Thursday, when they amounted to 3,300– still one of the citys highest everyday counts on record.

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