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Tokyo Olympics Has 16 More Virus Cases, Including Three Athletes

  • More coronavirus cases identified with events in full swing
  • Total rises to 148, though just 0.02% of tests are positive
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Update: Athletes Battle Oppressive Heat
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Japanese Olympics organizers reported sixteen more coronavirus cases, including three infections among athletes, as the spectator-free Tokyo games continued under tight restrictions.

Those who tested positive included contractors and employees of Tokyo 2020, according to a statement on the organizer’s website, as well as eight others connected to the Games whose exact roles weren’t made clear. Six of the total are residents of Japan, though the statement didn’t identify the nationalities of the athletes or the events they were scheduled to compete in.