Japan reported record-breaking numbers of new coronavirus cases on Friday. Emergency measures were extended in Tokyo, and expanded to include four other areas.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has now asked the city’s hospitals and hotels to secure more beds for COVID-19 patients as the Japanese capital prepares for another infection surge during the Olympics
Japan reported a record 10,743 new cases of #COVID19 on Friday. Officials say it is the “most significant crisis” since the pandemic began, and could overwhelm hospitals.
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David P Gelles The number of Covid-19 cases linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has risen to 225, according to Tokyo 2020 organizers, with 27 new cases reported Friday. This the highest number of new cases reported in a day from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
kendis : Tokyo officials confirm 4,058 new coronavirus cases for July 31st – the first time the daily tally has gone above 4,000 at any point during the pandemic.