Fri, 07 Aug 2020

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

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MOSCOW -- Russia has registered 6,248 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing its total to 739,947, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Tuesday.

The country's death toll has risen by 175 to 11,614, while 512,825 people have recovered, including 8,804 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 613 new confirmed cases, taking its tally of infections to 230,642.

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BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan registered 421 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the country's tally to 11,538.

A total of 3,095 tests for the virus have been conducted across the country and 421 of them were positive, Ainura Akmatova, the head of the public health care department of the country's Health Ministry, told a daily online news briefing.

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TOKYO -- The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday confirmed 143 new COVID-19 infections, with the number staying below the 200-mark for the second straight day but spiking above the 119 cases detected a day earlier.

Monday's figure marked the first time the number of daily COVID-19 cases had dropped below 200 in five days.

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SHANGHAI -- Shanghai reported three new imported COVID-19 cases and no increase in domestically transmitted cases on Monday, the municipal health commission said Tuesday.

One of the imported cases was a Chinese national who departed from the United Kingdom on July 10 and arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on July 11. The person showed symptoms during the isolated observation period and was confirmed as a COVID-19 patient.

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JAKARTA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Indonesia to conduct more polymerase chain reaction tests on those suspected of contracting COVID-19 following the high number of deaths among patients under surveillance and people under observation.

The organization has appreciated Indonesia for increasing the number of tests, but said the tests were only conducted on positive COVID-19 patients, Detik.com website reported on Tuesday quoting the WHO.

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NEW DELHI -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in India surpassed the 900,000-mark on Tuesday, reaching 906,752, and the total deaths stood at 23,727, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry.

The ministry said 553 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides 28,498 fresh positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 23,727 and total cases to 906,752.

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