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The Tokyo Games have reported over 270 cases of COVID-19 among athletes and related personnel, but experts say the bubble system created to separate the sporting event from the Japanese capital appears to be working — so far.

Outside the Olympic venues, the city of Tokyo is seeing a surge in COVID-19 infections and reported a record 4,058 new cases on Saturday. Yet, among athletes and stakeholders of the Olympics, the virus positivity rate has been only 0.02% with over 400,000 tests conducted so far, organizers said on Sunday. Of the over 40,000 tests performed at the airport for Games participants, only 35 have been positive.

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