Sun, 29 Nov 2020

BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MOSCOW -- Russia reported record 17,717 new COVID-19 cases and 366 related deaths over the past 24 hours, the national COVID-19 response center said Thursday.

According to the center's statement, 14,740 recoveries were registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country to 1,186,041.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, taking Hong Kong's tally to 5,313.

Of the newly-reported cases, two had a travel history during the incubation period and the remaining one was epidemiologically linked with a local case.

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MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 1,761 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total tally to 376,935.

The DOH said 740 more patients have recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 329,848. The death toll climbed to 7,147 after 33 more patients died from the coronavirus epidemic.

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BERLIN -- Germany on Thursday reported 16,774 new COVID-19 infections, the highest daily increase since the pandemic hit the country, according to Germany's disease control agency the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

The new cases have brought the country's total caseload to 481,013, the RKI said, adding that 89 patients have died from the virus during the same period, taking the country's death toll to 10,272.

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MADRID -- The Spanish authorities have decided to close four more regions in the country to contain the rampant coronavirus amid worsening situation, local governments said Wednesday.

Movement in Andalusia, Castile-La-Mancha, Castile and Leon, and Murcia regions have been restricted due to the worsening epidemiological situation.

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SYDNEY -- The Marshall Islands has confirmed the first COVID-19 case among some workers at a U.S. military base in the Pacific island country.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Marshall Islands authorities said two workers at a U.S. garrison on Kwajalein Atoll have tested positive for the virus, who arrived on Tuesday on a direct flight from Hawaii to the atoll.

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BEIJING -- One new imported case of COVID-19 was reported in Beijing on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.

A 25-year-old woman, who worked in Equatorial Guinea, tested negative for COVID-19 upon arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport via Austria on Sunday.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 8-million mark on Thursday, reaching 8,040,203, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.

As many as 49,881 new COVID-19 cases were registered across the country over the past 24 hours.

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