Thu, 24 Sep 2020

BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ANKARA -- Turkey reported 995 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 233,851, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Meanwhile, 19 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5,747, Koca tweeted.

Turkish health professionals conducted 41,301 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests to 4,927,217, he said.

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DOHA -- The Qatari health ministry on Monday announced 215 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 111,322, official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

Meanwhile, 223 more recovered from the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 108,002, while the death toll remained 177, according to a ministry statement quoted by QNA.

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Monday by 177 cases to 5,062 while death toll went up by three to 65, the Health Ministry reported.

The country lost on Monday 47-year-old Zaynab Haidar, the first nurse who died from COVID-19 in Lebanon.

The ministry said COVID-19 is spreading quickly in Lebanon as citizens did not take serious measures over the past days with many of them attending public events like weddings and parties.

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Ministry of Health reported 226 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 53,051.

Of the new cases, nine are imported cases, one is community case and the rest are linked with the dormitories of foreign workers.

Of the new cases, 99 percent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

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SHENYANG -- Northeast China's Liaoning Province reported eight newly confirmed local COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the provincial health commission said on Monday.

All of the new local cases are in the coastal city of Dalian, according to the commission.

The province also reported one new imported case from the United States on Sunday in provincial capital Shenyang.

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NEW YORK -- Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 690,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Total COVID-19 cases around the world rose to 18,109,901, according to the CSSE, with deaths reaching 690,055 as of 9:34 a.m. (1334 GMT).

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