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BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CAIRO -- Turkey on Saturday reported 11,770 new COVID-19 cases, while Iran's total infections exceeded 1.68 million after 8,212 daily cases were registered.

Among the new cases confirmed in Turkey, 702 were symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the country reached 2,769,230, according to Turkish health ministry.

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BUDAPEST -- The Hungarian government Saturday reported a record number of 7,269 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour span, raising the national total to 459,816.

In the past 24 hours, 146 people have died from the disease, taking the toll to 15,765 in the country, while 333,045 have recovered. Currently, 7,243 patients are being treated in hospitals, including 751 -- another sad record -- on ventilators, according to figures from the government's coronavirus information website.

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SANTIAGO -- More than 4 million people in Chile have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than half a million people have received two doses, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

According to the Department of Statistics and Health Information, the total number of people who have received COVID-19 vaccines in Chile reached 4,041,536, and 551,485 people have received two doses of vaccine.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

A total of 13 new imported COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday, said the commission in its daily report.

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