Coronavirus The number of coronavirus infections associated with the Tokyo Olympics rose above the 500 infection mark

A total of more than 675,000 corona tests were performed on those accredited to the competition.

11.8. 17:37

Tokyo Olympic-related coronavirus infections have risen to more than 500, Inside the Games news on wednesday.

The exact number of infections is 511, and it has been calculated since July 1, that is, since the race organizers began publishing daily infection figures.

Thus, for example Ugandan race team June infections are missing from the statistics.

The number of corona infections is quite small in relation to the total number of tests, as more than 675,000 corona tests were performed on people accredited to the Games.

Among the most recent infections was no coronary infection acquired by an Olympic athlete. The athletes lived in Tokyo in a tight race bubble.

Inside the Games says a total of 29 athletes had to miss the Olympics after receiving a positive corona test result when they arrived in Japan.

One of them was an American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks.

The Tokyo Paralympics will begin on August 24, and athletes entering the Games will be tested like Olympic athletes on a daily basis.

A total of 4,200 new coronavirus infections were reported in Tokyo on Wednesday, bringing the seven-day moving average of new infections to over 3,980. That’s more than 14 percent more than a week ago, according to Inside the Games.



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