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Tokyo Virus Cases Hit Six-Month High Just Days Before Olympics

Olympic Venues As Japan Accepted Fan-free Games In Bid To Control Virus
Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

New coronavirus virus cases hit a six-month high in Tokyo, a worrying sign just a little more than a week before the city hosts the Olympics.

Cases in the capital tallied 1,308 on Thursday, the most since January, when the capital was experiencing its worst wave of infections, hitting a daily record of 2,520 new cases.