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COVID cases spike in Tokyo amid Olympic games

More than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases had been reported in Tokyo Sunday on the second official day of the Olympic games — with 13 athletes now amongst these contaminated.

The 1,763 new cases of the virus symbolize a spike from the 1,008 cases reported in the Japanese capital every week earlier, CNN reported.

Archery - Women's Team - Gold medal match - Yumenoshima Archery Field, Tokyo, Japan - July 25, 2021. Members of staff hold up COVID-19 signs
More than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases had been reported on the second official day of the Olympics in Tokyo.
REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

So far, 137 folks immediately tied to the Olympics have additionally been contaminated.

Two golfers are among the many newest athletes added to the checklist this weekend, with Spaniard John Rahm out of the games after his second optimistic check in two months.

On Saturday, officers revealed that American Bryson DeChambeau examined optimistic for COVID earlier than leaving for the games and also will miss out on the competitors in Japan.

A sign with COVID-19 precautions hangs on the back of empty seats in Tatsumi Water Polo Centre during a preliminary round men's water polo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021
Thirteen athletes at the moment are amongst these contaminated with COVID-19.
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

According to CNN, six of the 13 athletes contaminated up to now are from Team USA, together with NBA star Bradley Beal, gymnast Kara Eaker, tennis participant Coco Gauff and girls’s basketball participant Katie Lou Samuelson.

Eaker and seaside volleyball coach Traylor Crabb examined optimistic whereas in Japan. The others had optimistic exams previous to arriving and had been knocked out of the games, CNN mentioned.

People stage a protest before the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan, 23 July 2021.
People stage a protest in opposition to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because the opening ceremony occurred in a stadium with out spectators to keep away from the unfold of COVID-19.

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