— Published 29 July 2021

A new record for the coronavirus

Tokyo 2020

The numbers are rising. The organizing committee of the Tokyo Games announced this Thursday, July 29th, that is has recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases among the accredited during the last 24 hours. The figure itself is not very spectacular, but it is the highest since July 1st, when the number of infected people directly related to the Olympic event was taken into account. Among these new cases, three athletes living in the village. The others are service providers (15) and officials (6). With those new figures, the total number of COVID-19 cases among accredited persons now reaches 193. This increase remains very relative, but comes at a time when Japan is recording its highest peak of infection since the beginning of the pandemic. On Wednesday, July 28th, the country registered a record number of 9,583 cases, including 3,177 in Tokyo alone.