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Information have been set almost every single day recently in Tokyo, however not all of them have been by athletes competing in the Olympics.
Japan’s capital has exceeded 4,000 coronavirus infections for the primary time — 4,058 instances, to be actual. That is a document excessive and almost 4 occasions as many instances have been reported only a week in the past.
Tokyo set new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing only a slight dip on Thursday, after they totaled 3,300 — nonetheless one of many metropolis’s highest each day counts on document.
Inside the Olympic bubble, 21 games-related personnel have examined optimistic up to now day, none of which have been athletes. Since July began, 241 folks linked with the Olympics have examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
On Friday, Japan prolonged a state of emergency to areas round Tokyo and to Osaka to fight the overwhelming COVID-19 surge. Tokyo’s state of emergency can be prolonged by way of the top of August. New COVID-19 instances have topped 10,000 for 2 days in a row, whereas officers proceed to say the Olympics have nothing to do with the surge.
Josie Fischels is an intern on NPR’s Information Desk.