Tokyo breaks another record with 3,177 COVID-19 cases just days after the Olympics begin

Tokyo has reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases, an all-time high and reaching 3,000 for the first time just days after the Olympics began. The new cases on Wednesday surpassed the previous day’s total of 2,848 instances, bringing the total for the Japanese capital to 206,745 since the epidemic began early last year.

Tokyo has been declared in a fourth state of emergency since July 12 in preparation for the Olympics, which began last Friday amid considerable public opposition and concern that they may exacerbate the outbreak.

According to experts, Tokyo’s increase is being fueled by the virus’s new, more contagious delta version.

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