The figure of 2,848 cases, announced on Tuesday, surpasses the previous mark of 2,520 new cases that were registered on January 7 in Tokyo.
TOKYO – The Japanese capital, host to the Olympic Gamesannounced this Tuesday 2,848 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of daily infections recorded to date.
The authorities of Tokyo 2,848 new cases were announced, a record number never seen before in the capital since the beginning of the pandemic and that occurs in the middle of the Olympic Games, which were inaugurated on the 23rd.
This number exceeds the previous record, registered on January 7, when 2,520 cases were counted, and occurs in the middle of a fourth state of emergency, in force in the Japanese capital until August 22 and throughout the entire sports competition.
“We are concerned because the number of people in serious condition is increasing. Those over 65 infected are 2 percent of those who are positive. The important thing is that young people are vaccinated as soon as possible,” said the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko koike, in statements collected by the public chain NHK.
In Japan only 25.5 percent of the population has received the two doses of the vaccine, the vast majority over 65, according to the most recent government data.
The Japanese government declared a state of emergency on July 12 due to the increase in cases in the capital and concern about the incidence of the delta variant.