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 four times as lots of as a week ago.

Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

conceal caption

toggle caption

Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

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

Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

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

Records have actually been set nearly every day recently in Tokyo, but not all of them have actually been by professional athletes competing in the Olympics. Tokyo set 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 highest daily counts on record.

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 athletes contending in the Olympics. Tokyo set brand-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 highest everyday counts on record.

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *