Thu, 22 Oct 2020

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW DELHI -- The death toll due to COVID-19 in India is inching towards the 100,000-mark, reaching 97,497 on Wednesday.

As many as 1,179 deaths were registered during the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the federal health ministry.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation on Wednesday, with no new cases in the community.

The person who has tested positive around day 3 of their time in managed isolation arrived from France via Singapore on Sept. 25. They have been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility, according to the Ministry of Health.

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CAIRO -- Egypt recorded late on Tuesday 124 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 103,079, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.

In a statement, the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed said 13 patients died from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 5,914.

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico reported 4,446 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its national total to 738,163, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 560 additional deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 77,163, the ministry added.

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SHANGHAI -- Shanghai reported two imported COVID-19 cases and no domestically transmitted cases on Tuesday, the municipal health commission said Wednesday.

Both two cases were Chinese nationals departing from the Philippines.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian government reported Tuesday 32,058 new cases and 863 more deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, more than double the cases registered on Monday.

According to the Ministry of Health, 4,777,522 cases have so far been reported nationwide with the death toll standing at 142,921.

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BEIJING -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

Nineteen imported COVID-19 cases were confirmed, the commission said in its daily report.

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