Tokyo organising committee reports 10 new COVID cases in Olympic village

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21/07/2021 02:59 PM

TOKYO, July 21  -- Another 10 people involved in the Summer Olympics in Japan, including an athlete, have tested positive for the coronavirus, the organisng committee announced on Wednesday, reported Sputnik.

Among those who contracted the virus are a foreign athlete, one foreign staff member and eight other people involved in the Olympics.

The update has brought the total number of those infected since July 1 to 81, with the cases detected among athletes residing in the Olympic village, members of foreign delegations and personnel, among others.

The coronavirus has also been detected in four athletes and accompanying personnel from training camps located outside Tokyo, the organisers added.