Thu, 22 Oct 2020

BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 82 more cases of the COVID-19 as of Saturday midnight compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 22,975, health authorities announced Sunday.

The daily caseload fell below 100 in 38 days. It had grown in triple digits since Aug. 14 due to cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province linked to church services and a massive rally held in central Seoul on Aug. 15.

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NEW DELHI -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Sunday morning rose to 5,400,619, India's federal health ministry said.

During the past 24 hours, 92,605 new cases were reported from across the country. Besides this 1,133 deaths were also recorded.

"The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across India is 5,400,619 and death toll is 86,752," reads the information released by the ministry.

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

Meanwhile, 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

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BOGOTA -- Colombia reported 186 deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking its national death toll to 24,039, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 7,927 new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the nationwide tally to 758,398, the ministry said.

A total of 627,685 patients have so far recovered from the disease, it added.

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