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Tokyo Olympics: 24 new Games-related COVID-19 cases reported, including 3 athletes, highest ever so far

Out of the 24, six are Games-concerned personnel and 15 are contractors, besides the three athletes.

July 29, 2021 / 09:28 AM IST
Tokyo initially said it would spend $7.3 billion, but a 2019 government audit put the actual spending at around $28 billion. (Image: AP)

Tokyo initially said it would spend $7.3 billion, but a 2019 government audit put the actual spending at around $28 billion. (Image: AP)

The Tokyo Olympics organisers on Thursday announced 24 new COVID-19 cases, including three athletes, the highest one-day figures so far.

The fresh additions took the total number of Games-related cases to 193.

Out of the 24, six are Games-concerned personnel and 15 are contractors, besides the three athletes.

The highest-ever Olympics-related cases came a day after both Japan and Tokyo''s COVID-19 infection numbers hit all-time highs of 9,583 and 3,177 respectively.

On Wednesday, 16 Olympics-related cases were reported but none were athletes and none were staying in the Games Village.

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The total number of cases in the Games village currently stands at 23.

The organisers had said 38,484 people from abroad had entered Japan for the Games till Monday.
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first published: Jul 29, 2021 08:05 am
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