The number of new infections has shown little signing of slowing in Tokyo and nationwide, placing an increased strain on health care systems. Photo: AFP The number of new infections has shown little signing of slowing in Tokyo and nationwide, placing an increased strain on health care systems. Photo: AFP
The number of new infections has shown little signing of slowing in Tokyo and nationwide, placing an increased strain on health care systems. Photo: AFP

Tokyo schoolchildren will attend Paralympics despite surging Covid-19 cases overwhelming hospitals

  • On Thursday, more than 25,000 new infections were reported nationwide for the first time. New daily highs were also recorded in 22 of Japan’s 47 prefectures
  • The burden on Tokyo’s health care system this week led to the death of a baby born prematurely to a woman who was isolating at home due to a shortage of hospital beds

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The number of new infections has shown little signing of slowing in Tokyo and nationwide, placing an increased strain on health care systems. Photo: AFP The number of new infections has shown little signing of slowing in Tokyo and nationwide, placing an increased strain on health care systems. Photo: AFP
The number of new infections has shown little signing of slowing in Tokyo and nationwide, placing an increased strain on health care systems. Photo: AFP
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