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Osaka Pref. daily coronavirus infections top 900 for 1st time on April 8

The area around the Osaka Prefectural Government office in Chuo Ward, Osaka, is seen in this file photo taken from a Mainichi Shimbun helicopter. (Mainichi/Tadashi Kako)

OSAKA -- The Osaka Prefectural Government announced a record 905 new coronavirus infections on April 8, exceeding April 7's 878 cases and logging a new high for the third consecutive day.

    April 8 marked the first time the west Japan prefecture has exceeded 900 cases in a day. Three more people were also reported to have died from COVID-19.

    (Japanese original by Hiroshi Muramatsu, Osaka City News Department)

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