Tokyo reports 21 new COVID-19 cases linked to Games
The Olympic Games organizers reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 related to the Tokyo Games on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections since the beginning of this month to 241.
The number was lower than Friday’s total of 27, the highest daily total of the Games to date.
No athletes were among the new cases.
Athletes who have tested positive and had to miss their events include German cyclist Simon Geschke and US Pole Vault World Champion Sam Kendricks.
Twenty-three athletes have tested positive so far.
Amid a sharp rise in infections across Japan, the government on Friday extended a state of emergency for the host city of the Games and extended the measure to other nearby prefectures.