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BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil recorded more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths for a fourth consecutive day, bringing the national toll to 208,246, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 130 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 115 were locally transmitted and the rest arrived from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia on Saturday confirmed 10 more imported COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 436 so far, said a Health Ministry (MoH) statement.

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CHICAGO -- The U.S. Midwest state of Illinois has confirmed its first case of new COVID-19 variant called B.1.1.7, Chicago Tribune reported on Friday, quoting state and Chicago public health officials.

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BEIJING -- Beijing reported two new locally transmitted COVID-19 case on Friday, the municipal health commission said Saturday.

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