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Olympics: COVID cases rise to 58,concern over South African football team

One Olympics-concerned personnel and a contractor were among three COVID-19 cases detected on Monday

Olympics: COVID cases rise to 58,concern over South African football team
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Olympics: COVID cases rise to 58, concern over South African football team

One Olympics-concerned personnel and a contractor were among three COVID-19 cases detected on Monday by the Games organisers, a day after three sportspersons—two of them staying at the athletes' Village—tested positive for the virus.

The Games-concerned personnel is based in Chiba. The third case is of a journalist who had travelled for the event and was under 14-day quarantine in Tokyo. The contractor is based in Saitama.

The three cases were revealed by the organising committee in its daily update of COVID-19 cases. The total number of Games-related cases now stands at 58. On Sunday, the first instance of athletes staying at the village catching the infection came to light. The two were South African football players.

Their identities were not revealed by the organisers, but the South African Football Association issued a statement to make that information clear. The third infected athlete is staying at a designated Games hotel and his/her identity is not yet known.

A total of 10 cases were detected on Sunday, including five Games-concerned personnel, one contractor and a journalist.

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