Eight new cases of COVID-19 infection detected at the Tokyo Olympics

The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics has recorded at least eight new cases of infection with coronavirus, one of them in an athlete. The report, published Wednesday, July 21, on the website of the organizing committee of the Games, said this.

It is noted that the patients tested positive for PCR on July 19 and 20.

The day before, on July 20, infection was also found in nine people involved in the Olympics – one Japanese volunteer, six Japanese contractors and one foreigner associated with the holding of the Games. Infection was also confirmed in a foreign athlete at the Olympic village and he was placed under a two-week quarantine.

A total of 81 cases of infection among foreigners and Japanese associated with the Games, including athletes, staff and delegation members, have been detected in Tokyo since July 1. In addition, four positive tests were collected from athletes and national team personnel who were stationed at training camps outside Tokyo.

Earlier, on July 21, the first competition of the Olympics began at Fukushima Stadium. The games were opened by the Australian and Japanese women’s softball teams. The Olympic opening ceremony will be held on July 23. Traditionally, some of the competitions will start before the official start of the Games.