The authorities of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have confirmed this Saturday another 4,566 new infections of COVID-19, its second highest figure, while the Olympic Committee of Japan has already confirmed a total of 400 cases associated with the celebration of the Olympic Games in the Japanese capital.
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This is the fourth day that the city exceeds 4,000 cases while right now there are 150 people in serious condition in the capital’s hospitals.
Regarding the cases related to the Games, the Japanese committee has confirmed this Saturday 22 additional cases, including volunteers, which bring the total number of infections to 404. Of the new cases this Saturday, there is no record of conditions among athletes.
The country has already registered more than a million cases and some 15,000 deaths since the beginning of a pandemic that has worsened with the appearance of the dreaded delta variant, especially contagious.
To this end, the Japanese authorities decided on Wednesday to expand the state of emergency to eight other prefectures – Aichi, Fukushima, Gunma Ibaraki, Kumamoto, Shizuoka, Shiga and Tochigi – after the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, recognized that “ infections are spreading at an unprecedented level in the (Tokyo) metropolitan area and elsewhere. “
With information from Europa Press