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Over Half of China’s Provinces Log New COVID Cases; Tokyo Olympics Registers Worst Daily Toll

HeadlineAug 05, 2021

Globally, coronavirus cases are continuing to rise, fueled by the spread of the Delta variant. China has ordered mass testing in Wuhan — the first epicenter of the pandemic — and suspended travel and public events across much of the country. China has confirmed new cases in at least three dozen cities in more than half of its provinces.

Thailand has reported another new record for daily infections, with over 20,000 new cases on Wednesday.

In Japan, the Tokyo Olympics organizing body reported yet another daily record for infections, with 31 more positive tests reported Thursday among people associated with the games.

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