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Coronavirus patients and gold medalists continue to emerge every day in Japan, but one of these groups is garnering more attention than the other as virus concerns are sidelined by the excitement of the Tokyo Games.

A resurgence in new cases is often followed roughly two weeks later by an uptick in patients experiencing severe symptoms, placing a heavy burden on the country’s medical system. With the number of new cases growing in major cities, it seems the outbreak in Japan is bound to get worse before it gets better.

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