Thu, 24 Sep 2020

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Monday reported a total of 1,884,967 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 72,883 people have died from the disease.

In the past day, tests detected 20,286 new cases of infection and 733 more patients died, according to the Health Ministry.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said on Monday the United States is seeing a surge in new COVID-19 infections because the country never shut down entirely, according to a CNBC report.

"We did not shut down entirely," said Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a webinar with the Stanford School of Medicine.

Fauci said the United States has not "even begun to see the end" of the coronavirus pandemic yet as scientists continue to work on potential drugs and vaccines for the virus, according to the report.

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WELLINGTON -- Helen Clark, co-chair of a World Health Organization (WHO) panel to review the WHO-coordinated global response to COVID-19, said they would look at reforming international institutional response to a pandemic, media outlets have reported.

Clark, also former New Zealand prime minister, said the investigation "would look at the effectiveness of WHO work," as well as "how various countries responded to WHO's warnings," British newspaper the Guardian recently reported.

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HARARE -- Zimbabwe registered 49 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the country's tally to 1,034.

One patient has died and 15 others have recovered from the infection during the past 24 hours, raising the total number of deaths to 19 and recoveries to 343, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in a statement.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 33 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 13,512.

The daily caseload fell below 40 in three days, but it kept rising in double digits due to the continued small cluster infections and imported cases.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Tuesday that it received reports of three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Monday, and all of them were imported.

No new suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported Monday, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Ministry of Health reported 322 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 46,283.

Of the new cases, five are imported cases, 11 are community cases and the rest are linked with the dormitories of foreign workers.

Of the new cases, 97 percent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

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