— Published 27 July 2021

Number of the day: 2,848


Not very reassuring. On the fifth day of the Games, this Tuesday, July 27th, Tokyo has recorded 2,848 COVID-19 cases among the population. This is the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic. It surpasses the 2,520 cases recorded on January 7th in the Japanese capital. The number of daily infections has exceeded 7,000 for the first time since May 12th, 2021, nationwide. According to Japanese experts, the worst is yet to come.