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 four times as lots of as a week ago.

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

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

Records have actually been set nearly every day lately 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 just a minor 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 situation to locations around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the frustrating COVID-19 rise. Tokyos state of emergency situation will be extended through the end of August.

Records have been set nearly every day lately in Tokyo, however not all of them have been by professional athletes competing in the Olympics. Tokyo set brand-new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing simply a small 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.

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