By Barrier Free Japan with extracts from Kyodo
September 8 2021
TOKYO – A total of 323 coronavirus infections were recorded during the Tokyo Paralympics, the games’ organizing committee announced Wednesday, the same day the athletes’ village officially closed.
Seventeen of the infections among people connected with the Paralympics were among athletes’ village residents. The Wednesday figures included four new infections, and with the closing of the athlete’s village, marked the last of the organizers’ daily infection reports.
The bulk of the Paralympic-related infections, 236, occurred among Japan residents, with operations staff accounting for the largest portion, 236. Para athletes accounted for 13 infections, coaches and other games’ officials 54, media members 18, organizing committee members 14, volunteers 11, and overseas staff at pre-games training camps seven.