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Tokyo set a new record of daily coronavirus infections on Thursday with 3,865 cases, almost double the total from a week ago.

The Japanese capital is hosting the Olympic Games in a secure bubble without any spectators, but infections have continued to rise.

The spike in the capital is due to the spread of new and more contagious delta and beta variants, and mainly affects people under 60, an age group with lower vaccination rates.EFE