Thu, 28 Jan 2021

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Monday 2,136 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total nationwide infections to 537,457.

The ministry also reported 38 new deaths and 2,202 more recovered cases in the country, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 11,996 and the total recoveries to 467,654.

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SHANGHAI -- Shanghai reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case on Monday, according to the municipal health commission.

The male patient surnamed Zhang, 36, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday afternoon, following a health screening of 17,719 personnel at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport that started on Sunday evening.

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ANKARA -- Turkey's COVID-19 patients increased by 6,713 to 453,535 on Monday, the Turkish Health Ministry announced.

Meanwhile, 153 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 12,511.

A total of 3,254 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 377,891 in Turkey since the outbreak.

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PARIS -- France registered 4,452 new COVID-19 cases and 500 deaths in the past day, showed data from health authorities on Monday.

To date, the country has reported a total of 2,144,660 cases with 49,232 deaths.

Compared to the data from Sunday, the rise of new cases slowed down sharply from 13,157, as has been the case on Sundays when fewer tests were conducted.

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SANTIAGO -- Chile's Ministry of Health on Monday reported 1,440 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 37 deaths from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 542,080 and the death toll to 15,106.

Of the total caseload, 517,524 people have recovered, while 704 people are currently hospitalized in intensive care units, including 544 on ventilators and 76 in critical condition.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Monday reported 302 new deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the death toll to 169,485.

In its daily pandemic report, the Ministry of Health said tests detected 16,207 new cases of infection, bringing the total caseload to 6,087,608, since the first case was confirmed on Feb. 26.

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