Tokyo Has Reported 5,042 New Daily Coronavirus Cases

TOKYO — Tokyo has reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases, its pandemic record, as infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.

The additional cases brought the city’s total confirmed cases to 236,138, about a quarter of all the cases reported in Japan since the start of the pandemic.

Tokyo has been under a state of emergency since mid-July, and four other areas have since been added. But the measures, basically a ban on alcohol in restaurants and bars and their shorter hours, are increasingly ignored by the public, which has become tired of restrictions.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who has been criticized for insisting on hosting the Olympics despite the coronavirus spreading, says there is no evidence linking the surge in cases to the July 23-Aug. 8 Games.

At the same time, Suga said Tokyo exceeding 5,000 cases for the first time had provided “a stronger sense of urgency.”

“The infections are expanding at the pace we have never experienced before,” he said.

Suga pledged to “prevent the further spread of the virus by firmly carrying out vaccinations.”


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