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.
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.
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.