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BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand has reported six new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation since the last media statement on Sunday.

There are no new cases in the community. One of the new cases is classified as historical and deemed not infectious, said a health ministry statement on Monday.

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ADDIS ABABA -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Health said Sunday the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the East African country rose to 131,195, after new 423 cases were reported.

The ministry said that the number of deaths from the virus in the country reached 2,030 as of Sunday evening, including one new death reported during the last 24 hours.

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QUITO -- Ecuador registered 674 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with a total of 231,482 cases, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday.

In addition, the ministry confirmed three new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll to 9,714. Meanwhile, 199,332 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

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CHANGCHUN -- Northeast China's Jilin Province on Sunday reported 30 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 17 new asymptomatic infections, the provincial health commission said Monday.

Of the new confirmed cases, 13 were reported in the provincial capital of Changchun and the other 17 in the city of Tonghua. The new confirmed cases include 27 that were previously reported as asymptomatic cases.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil registered another 551 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 209,847, its health ministry reported Monday.

Another 33,040 COVID-19 cases were reported over the past day, bringing the total caseload to 8,488,099, the ministry added.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 389 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 72,729.

The daily caseload fell below 400 in 54 days since Nov. 25, but it hovered above 100 since Nov. 8 owing to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

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BEIJING -- Thirteen COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Sunday, the National Health Commission said in a daily report Monday.

There were 1,301 confirmed cases still being treated, including 43 in severe conditions, the report showed.

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