Tokyo the Olympic host city exceeds 3000 COVID-19 cases in the day for the first time

Tokyo the Olympic host city exceeds 3000 COVID-19 cases in the day for the first time

The government of Tokyo, the host city of the Olympic Games, on Wednesday reported over 3,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time since the commencement of the outbreak.

The city recorded 2,848 cases the day before, which was the previous high, NPR reported. Wednesday marked the ninth consecutive day the city’s daily increase was over 1,000. There are approximately 14 million residents in the city.

The report said hospitals in the city have been putting some surgeries on hold and preparing beds for an influx of patients

The Wall Street Journal pointed out that about 50,000 were in the city for the Olympics. The paper said health officials there accuse the Delta variant of the increase in cases, but deaths have lingered in the single digits in recent days. Serious cases are also down in the city from their highs in January.

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