— Published 30 July 2021

New COVID cases record


The numbers are still increasing. The organizing committee of the Tokyo Games announced this Friday, July 30th, to have recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of cases recorded by the Japanese organizers since July 1st, when they began counting coronavirus cases directly linked to the Tokyo Games. Among the infected people are three athletes living in the village, including American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, double world champion, forced to withdraw from the competition. With these 27 new cases, the number of accredited persons affected by COVID-19 now exceeds 200, reaching a total of 220.