Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Japan and beyond:

People wearing face masks walk across a scramble intersection in Tokyo's Shibuya area on July 30, 2021. The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 3,300 daily coronavirus cases the same day as the capital, where the Olympics are being held, is experiencing a surge in infections. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5

As of 11 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4

As of 11 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3

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Italian track cyclists wave to the crowd after winning gold in the Tokyo Olympic men's team pursuit on Aug. 4, 2021, at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, the only indoor venue that admits spectators from the general public during the Tokyo Games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Useful resources for foreign residents and visitors in Japan

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government's "Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS)" multilingual hotline
    - Available in Simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Khmer, and Burmese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except national holidays. 
    0120-296-004 (toll free)

  • AMDA Medical Information Center's "Multilingual Consultation Service"
    - Available in Simple Japanese and English, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese on designated weekdays. Check schedule here.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government's COVID-19 info

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline
    - Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (including weekends and holidays)
    Available via fax for those with hearing impairments

  • Japan National Tourism Organization's "Guide for when you are feeling ill"
    - Multilingual clinic/hospital search available in English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese

  • JNTO's "Japan Visitor Hotline"
    - Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day
    (from overseas)

  • Japan's health ministry hotline
    - Available in Japanese only, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • World Health Organization's "Q&A on coronaviruses"