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

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

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

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Records have actually been set almost every day recently in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by professional athletes completing in the Olympics. Tokyo set new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing just a minor 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 to areas around Tokyo and to Osaka to fight the overwhelming COVID-19 rise.

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

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

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

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