Tokyo 2020: Total Covid cases reaches to 71

An American gymnast and a Czech beach volleyball player were added to the tally Tuesday of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 this month in the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics organizers said 71 people have now tested positive.

The total includes 31 people among the tens of thousands of international visitors expected in Japan to compete or work at the Games, which open Friday.

Positive tests for United States gymnastics alternate Kara Eaker and Czech team member Ondej Perui were announced Monday.

Eaker was at a training camp in Chiba prefecture and Perui stayed at the Olympic Village in Tokyo Bay.

Both went into 14-day quarantine, organizers said. That period includes all three of Peruis scheduled games with playing partner David Schweiner.

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