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BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HONG KONG -- The COVID-19 cases surged in South Asia on Friday as India reported the record high of 26,506 new cases during the past 24 hours and the number of confirmed cases in Bangladesh reached 178,443.

Meanwhile, in Japan, Tokyo's new cases also hit record high.

India's federal health ministry Friday morning reported 475 new deaths from COVID-19 and 26,506 new cases during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 21,604 and the total infections to 793,802.

This is the highest single day spike in the number of fresh cases in the country so far.

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TEHRAN -- Iran's confirmed novel coronavirus cases rose to 252,720 on Friday after an overnight registration of 2,262 new infections, according to official IRNA news agency.

During her daily briefing, Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said out of the new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,455 were hospitalized.

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KIEV -- A total of 52,043 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,345 deaths have been registered in Ukraine as of Friday, while 24,800 patients have recovered, according to the country's health ministry.

A total of 819 new patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, while 1,016 have recovered.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported another 13 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the Health Ministry said, bringing the national total to 8,696 cases.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that eight of the new cases are imported and the remaining five are local transmissions.

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DHAKA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh reached 178,443 on Friday, as 2,949 new infections were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing Friday afternoon that "2,949 new COVID-19 positive cases and 37 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Friday reported 740 new COVID-19 cases and one more death, raising the tally of infections to 53,580 and the death toll to 383, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 9,983 patients are receiving treatment, including 157 in ICU, the statement added.

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