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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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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 416 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 92,471.

The daily caseload stayed above 400 for two straight days, remaining above 300 since mid-February.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil has registered 1,555 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the nationwide death toll to 264,325, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

It also reported 69,609 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, raising the caseload to 10,938,836.

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DUBLIN -- Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin on Saturday announced that half a million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the country, which roughly accounts for one-tenth of Ireland's total population.

Announcing the news on his Twitter account, Martin said that he had just been informed by the Health Service Executive, a top government body responsible for public health service in Ireland, that the country has passed the half-a-million mark of the number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered.

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BEIJING -- Saturday saw 13 COVID-19 patients newly discharged from hospitals following recovery on the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

There were 173 confirmed cases still being treated, the commission said in a daily report.

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