Sat, 05 Dec 2020

NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally on Thursday surpassed the 8-million mark, reaching 8,040,203, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.

As many as 49,881 new COVID-19 cases were registered across the country over the past 24 hours. With 517 deaths since Wednesday morning, the death toll in the country due to the pandemic reached 120,527. (India-COVID-19 cases)

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SEOUL -- Four more U.S. soldiers and four other U.S. military-affiliated individuals in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday.

The USFK said in a statement that eight USFK-affiliated individuals were confirmed with the COVID-19 after arriving in South Korea between Oct. 23 and 27. (South Korea-U.S. soldiers-COVID-19 infection)

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HANOI -- At least 19 people died in landslides in Vietnam's central Quang Nam province, Vietnam News Agency reported Thursday.

The latest report was about a landslide that occurred in Phuoc Loc commune of Phuoc Son district in the province at around 2 p.m. local time Wednesday, where three had died and eight others remained missing as of Thursday afternoon, according to the news agency. (Vietnam-Landslides-Toll)

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TOKYO -- Japan recorded 306 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, showed preliminary figures released on Thursday afternoon.

The latest daily figure raised the country's total tally to more than 100,000, local media reported. Of the 306 new cases, the Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 221 in the capital of 14 million. (Japan-COVID-19 cases)

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