People in Tokyo wear masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japan’s capital have topped 4,000 — nearly four times as many as a week ago. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images
Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images
Records have been set nearly every day lately in Tokyo, but not all of them have been by athletes competing in the Olympics.
Japan’s capital has exceeded 4,000 coronavirus infections for the first time — 4,058 cases, to be exact. That’s a record high and nearly four times as many cases were reported just a week ago.
Tokyo set new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing just a slight dip on Thursday, when they totaled 3,300 — still