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Tokyo Olympics: 24 new Covid-19 cases reported

Reuters/Tokyo
Filed on July 29, 2021

(Reuters file)

Total Games-related cases rise to 193.


Tokyo Olympics organisers on Thursday reported 24 new Games-related Covid-19 cases, including three athletes.

The latest daily cases have brought the total Games-linked number since July 1 to 193.

Two Games-related people from overseas with Covid-19 have been hospitalised but neither case is serious, Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya said on Thursday.

The cases are the first known Covid-19 hospitalisations at the Games, which is in its sixth day of competition and runs till August 8.

Athletes and other attendees have flooded into Tokyo from around the world and are subject to a testing regime to identify and isolate positive cases. The capital city is in a state of emergency with coronavirus infections at a record high.

Organisers declined to provide further details on the two cases citing privacy concerns.

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