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Total COVID-19 Cases Rise To 71 At Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) – An American gymnast and a Czech beach volleyball player were added to Tuesday’s tally of people accredited to compete. Tokyo Olympic Games with a positive result on COVID-19 this month.

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics said 71 people tested positive. A total of 31 people from tens of thousands of international visitors are expected to come to Japan to participate or work at the Games, which open on Friday.

Positive tests for the USA Deputy Gymnastics Kara Iker and Czech team member Ondřej Perusic were announced on Monday. Iker was at a training camp in Chiba Prefecture, while Perusic was staying at the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay.

According to the organizers, both went to a 14-day quarantine. This period includes all three scheduled games of Perusic with game partner David Schweiner.

The new case of 13 added to Tuesday’s official tally includes “games-related personnel” – a category that includes team officials and sports personnel – in Tokyo that does not remain in the village.

Other recently reported cases scattered across Japan include Games contractors and a volunteer.

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