theTokyo 2020 organizers announced, Thursday, the detection of the first case of the COVID-19 virus linked to the organization of the Paralympic Games inside the Olympic Village, which opened its doors to participants this week.
The resident of the damaged villa is not an athlete and is the only one among the 16 confirmed positives this Thursday by the organization located within the facilities located on the artificial island of Harumi.
The Olympic Village opened its doors to athletes and other people associated with the Paralympics this Tuesday, a week before competitions begin on the 24th.
Athletes safety is a particular concern for organizers, Because the pre-existing conditions that some athletes suffer from make them a group at risk of developing serious symptoms if they develop the disease.
Of the total number of new cases, four cases were detected among the people who came from abroad to participate in the event, While 12 cases correspond to the population of Japan, which is experiencing the worst wave of infections since the beginning of the epidemic, which on the eve of that record recorded more than 23,900 new daily cases.
Only 5,386 were recorded in Tokyo this Wednesday, the second highest daily number recorded so far. Tokyo 2020 organizers have detected 74 positive cases of the virus since they began recording data on August 12.
Most of the 16 cases recorded on Thursday (12) are employees associated with contractors, while one is an employee of the Tokyo 2020 organization itself and the other three, which are other types of individuals associated with Paralympic Games.
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