Sat, 05 Dec 2020

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

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NEW YORK -- Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 950,000 on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The global death toll from the disease reached 950,434, with a total of 30,395,579 cases worldwide as of 10:23 p.m. (0223 GMT Saturday), the CSSE data showed.

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YANGON -- Myanmar reported five more COVID-19 deaths with 154 new cases on Saturday morning, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

As of Saturday morning, the death toll reached 75 while the number of infections was recorded at 4,621, the release said.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

Of the two new cases, one was a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility, and the second was a community case with its source still being investigated, said the ministry.

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SAN JOSE -- The Costa Rican Ministry of Health on Friday reported 1,556 new COVID-19 infections, a new peak in the country's daily COVID-19 cases.

Of all the new cases, 233 were determined through contact tracing, while 1,323 were confirmed by laboratory tests.

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BEIJING -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Friday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

Meanwhile, 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Up to 858 Brazilian COVID-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, raising the country's death toll to 135,793, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said on Friday.

Meanwhile, 39,797 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 4,495,183.

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