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Japan’s capital city reported another 2,884 people had tested positive for the coronavirus, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.
Japan’s capital city reported another 2,884 people had tested positive for the coronavirus, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (Akifumi Ishikawa/Stars and Stripes)

TOKYO – Japan’s capital city on Monday reported another 2,884 people had tested positive for the coronavirus, public broadcaster NHK reported.

Monday, when reports are typically lowest, was the first day in seven that Tokyo’s daily case count fell below 4,000, according to data from the metropolitan government. On Thursday, the city recorded its highest one-day caseload of the pandemic, 5,042.

The Tokyo Olympics, which concluded Sunday after 17 days, contributed a relatively small share, 458 individuals who tested positive, of whom 29 were athletes, according to the Tokyo 2020 update on Monday.

The bulk of the Olympics’ coronavirus cases were 249 contractors working at the games, followed by 115 “Games-related personnel,” meaning members of the organizing committees and affiliated associations, 27 volunteers, 26 media members and 12 employees of Tokyo 2020.

U.S. military bases in Japan reported 10 people had tested positive since Sunday.

Naval Air Facility Atsugi, 26 miles southwest of central Tokyo, identified five cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus respiratory disease, on Monday. One individual showed symptoms of the disease and four were identified as close contacts, according to a news release from the air facility. It has 22 active coronavirus cases.

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, south of Hiroshima, on Monday said three people had tested positive since Sunday, according to a news release from the base.

None tested positive while in restricted movement and all three were isolated after their tests, but the air station provided no further information.

The Marine Corps reported two people associated with its forces on Okinawa tested positive Monday, according to a Facebook post by Marine Corps Installations Pacific.

U.S. Forces Japan reported 93 active cases as of Thursday, according to a weekly update on its homepage.

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