18 new cases of COVID-19 detected at the Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics have detected 18 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to the website of the organizing committee of the Olympics on Tuesday, August 3.

As noted, among those who tested positive for COVID-19 were representatives of contractors, staff, media, one volunteer and one athlete.

This brings the total number of cases of coronavirus infection among those involved in the Games to 299 since the beginning of July.

On July 25 it was reported that the percentage of positive tests for COVID-19 at the Games in Tokyo was 0.02%. According to the head of the press service of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Mark Adam, among the members of the organizing committee of the Games “almost 100% are vaccinated”, among the athletes the number of vaccinated is less.

The day before it was noted that athletes at the Games are obliged to wear medical masks in places where it is required by the organizers, otherwise disciplinary action will be taken against them.