— Published 28 July 2021

Sixteen new cases, no athletes


Great first at the Tokyo Games. The organizers announced it this Wednesday, July 28th: not a single athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 during the last 24 hours. The record of the day shows 16 new cases among the accredited persons. But for the first time since the opening of the Olympic event, it does not include any competitors. The 16 new infected people are nine service providers, four officials, two media members and one volunteer. None of them are staying at the athletes’ village. Twelve are Japanese residents. In contrast, the number of positive cases reached a record of 2,848 among the Tokyo population on Tuesday, July 27th. The organizers have also indicated that 38,484 accredited from abroad had arrived at the Tokyo Games, as of Monday, July 26th. They finally specified that the number of anti-COVID-19 tests carried out by the organization committee had passed the 270,000 threshold, with a positivity rate reaching 0,02 %.