Tokyo Olympics see total of 430 COVID-19 cases since start of July

2021.8.8 18:53
National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo Olympics

National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo Olympics

Another 26 people associated with the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for COVID-19, the organizing committee said Sunday, the final day of the games, with the cumulative total reaching 430 since the start of July.
No athletes tested positive for the third straight day, as Tokyo and some other areas of Japan under a COVID-19 state of emergency continue to reel from record numbers of coronavirus cases.
Of the 26, 16 are contractors, five members of the media, three volunteers, one official related to the 17-games and one an employee of the committee.
No one among the 26 was staying in the athletes' village, and 19 are residents of Japan, the committee said.
The number of infections among people linked to the Olympics has stayed very low in the village, where Olympic organizers created a bubble isolation system.
The low rate is why a leading health advisor to the International Olympic Committee has said a "safe and secure" games has been delivered and the pandemic has been kept at bay.
Of the 430 confirmed cases since July 1, only 32 were those of people who stayed in the village.
A total of 286 are residents of Japan and 144 from overseas. The largest portion of the total, 236, were contract workers, followed by 109 games participants and 29 athletes.
Over 624,000 screening tests have been carried out for people in the bubble system with the positive rate at 0.02 percent, according to the games' organizers.
The figures released by the organizing committee, however, do not include cases associated with the Olympics that have been announced by the Japanese central and local governments.
==Kyodo

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