Tokyo Games organizers: 863 people infected

The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics say coronavirus cases among athletes and others involved in the Games totaled 863.

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games made the announcement on Wednesday.

It said infections of 547 people involved in the Olympics and 316 in the Paralympics were confirmed before, during and after the Games.

The committee began releasing numbers of cases on July 1, when antivirus measures outlined in the Games' playbooks were first applied.

The tallies showed that 41 athletes, 50 media-related people and 29 members of the committee were infected.

Of the infected, 254 people, or about 30 percent, were from abroad. Fifty-three of the infected stayed at the athletes' village.

The committee said 54 people tested positive upon arriving in Japan. They accounted for 0.1 percent of the total number of arrivals for the Games.

The figures compiled by the committee include those of Japan-based contractors and volunteers of the Games. Some of them took virus tests on their own and reported their infections to the committee.

On Monday, after the Games ended, Tokyo 2020 President Hashimoto Seiko told reporters that she cannot say the committee achieved full success in carrying out antivirus measures. But she added that the committee quickly identified and isolated the infected and ensured safe environments for the Games.