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India’s COVID-19 cases rise by over 400,000 despite state lockdowns

/ 01:47 PM May 09, 2021
India's COVID-19 cases rise by over 400,000 despite state lockdowns

Relatives react as healthcare workers pull a stretcher carrying the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mortuary in Ahmedabad, India, May 8, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave

MUMBAI — India’s total COVID-19 cases rose by over 400,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday even as several states imposed strict lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus.

India’s health ministry reported 4,092 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 242,362. Cases rose by 403,738, increasing the total since the start of the pandemic to 22.3 million.

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