August 4, 2021

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Expresso Platform: Big Games | Tokyo 2020: The total number of people infected with COVID-19 in the Olympic Village has risen to 91

The number of people infected with the COVID-19 virus in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village rose to 91 on Thursday, after two other athletes tested positive for the virus, for a total of four people now infected with the novel coronavirus.

Skateboarder Candy Jacobs, from the Netherlands, and Czech tennis player Pavel Cirosek tested positive, so they were moved to a hotel, where they will be quarantined.

In addition to the athletes, two “game employees” were also injured, and this category could include coaches and officials from teams residing in the complex in Tokyo Bay.

This number does not include athletes who tested positive for the virus at home – or in training periods in Japan – before their scheduled trip to Tokyo, and who would miss the event.

On Wednesday, COVID-19 infections in Tokyo reached their highest level in six months, as the Olympic host city recorded 1,832 new cases just two days before the games opened.

The Japanese capital is currently experiencing its fourth state of emergency, which will last until August 22, and cover the entire duration of the Olympic Games, which begin on Friday and end on August 8.

Supporters are banned from all locations in the Tokyo area.

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