Tokyo logs record 4,058 daily coronavirus cases

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FILE PHOTO: Women walk by a shop selling masks in Tokyo, Japan. July 30, 2021 REUTERS/Androniki ChristodoulouREUTERS

The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed a record 4,058 daily coronavirus cases Saturday, with a spike in infections causing concern while the Olympics are held in the capital.

The figure further rose after topping the 3,000 mark for three days in a row through Friday.

The capital’s seven-day rolling average of cases has risen to a record 2,920 per day, up 117 percent from the previous week.

The central government has placed Tokyo under a fourth state of emergency through August 31, mostly relying on a cooperative public and not imposing a hard lockdown as some countries have.

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