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India records over 400,000 new COVID-19 cases again; Japan extends state of emergency Updated: 2021-05-09 15:03:29 KST

India on Sunday reported more than 400-thousand new cases of COVID-19 for a fourth day in a row.
At 404-thousand, it was just shy of a record.
And there were 4,92 new deaths on Sunday, just barely down from the high reported the day before.
India's death toll to date is now at more than 242-thousand.
In the absence of a national lockdown, a number of Indian states have imposed partial or complete lockdowns on their own.
And in Japan, new cases on Saturday topped 7-thousand for the first time in nearly four months.
There were record-high case numbers in 13 of the country's 47 prefectures.
A day earlier, the Japanese government decided to extend the ongoing state of emergency until the end of this month, and expand it beyond Tokyo and the greater Osaka region.
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