Tokyo, Japan, where the Olympic Games are being held, has surpassed 4,000 in a single day for the first time.
On the 31st, NHK, a local public broadcaster, reported that 4,058 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Tokyo.
This is 2930 (259.8%) more than the same day a week ago, and the highest number of confirmed cases in one day in Tokyo since the outbreak of Corona 19.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga entered into a state of emergency in Tokyo on the 12th of this month to contain the spread of COVID-19, but the rate of increase in the number of confirmed cases continues to accelerate.
The number of confirmed cases related to the Olympics is also increasing.
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee announced on the 31st that the number of people infected with Corona 19 among athletes and officials of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has increased by 21.
With this, the number of contestants who have been confirmed with COVID-19 since the 1st of this month has risen to 241.