Tue, 11 May 2021

BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SANTIAGO -- Chile reported 8,124 new cases of COVID-19 and 105 more deaths on Saturday.

Some 1,068,522 people have been infected with the virus in the country and 24,213 people have died, according to the Ministry of Health.

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BUENOS AIRES -- The Argentinean Ministry of Health reported on Saturday that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has risen to 2,517,300, with 57,647 deaths.

Over the last day, 297 new deaths were reported along with 19,419 new cases.

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QUITO -- Ecuador registered 2,199 cases and 109 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 344,877 and bringing the death toll to 12,356, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.

The number of confirmed deaths in the last 24 hours is the highest that has been reported during the pandemic.

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HAVANA -- Cuba reported five deaths and 1,040 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 453 and the total number of cases to 85,572, the Ministry of Public Health reported.

"These are bad signs that reflect the high transmission and complications generated by the disease," said the ministry's national director of hygiene and epidemiology Francisco Duran.

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RABAT -- Morocco announced on Saturday 740 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the North African country to 501,688.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 488,015 after 601 more were added.

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ANKARA -- Turkey on Saturday reported 52,676 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,497 symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the country reached 3,798,333, according to its health ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 248 to 33,702, while the total recoveries climbed to 3,301,217 after 32,539 more cases recovered in the last 24 hours.

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MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 8,704 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,632,688, the official monitoring and response center said Saturday.

The national COVID-19 death toll rose by 402 to 102,649 in the past day, while the number of recoveries grew by 9,579 to 4,258,279.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 1,510 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 359,117, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that five of the new cases are imported and 1,505 are local transmissions. Malaysia reports 1,510 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths.

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