Fri, 23 Apr 2021

BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 103 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 94 locally transmitted and nine arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 47 were reported in Heilongjiang, 19 in Jilin, 18 in Hebei, six in Shanghai, three in Beijing, and one in Shanxi, the commission said in its daily report.

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ADDIS ABABA -- Ethiopia registered 292 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 132,326, the Ministry of Health said Thursday.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the country has reached 2,057 as of Thursday evening, after 13 new deaths were reported, Ethiopian Health Minister Lia Tadesse said on Twitter.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 346 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 74,262.

The daily caseload fell below 400 in three days, staying below 500 for five straight days. It peaked at 1,240 on Dec. 25.

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ADDIS ABABA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,337,028 as of Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

According to the agency's data, the death toll related to the pandemic in Africa stood at 81,861 as of Thursday.

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TRIPOLI -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Thursday reported 622 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national tally to 111,746.

A total of 89,909 recoveries and 1,716 fatalities have so far been reported, the center said.

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BOGOTA -- Colombia registered 15,366 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 1,972,345, said the Ministry of Health and Social Protection on Thursday.

The country reported 395 more deaths, raising the national death toll to 50,187, with a total of 1,801,134 recoveries, said the ministry.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil registered 1,316 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the nationwide tally to 214,147, the Ministry of Health said Thursday.

Tests detected 59,119 new cases, bringing the national caseload to 8,697,368, it added.

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QUITO -- Ecuador registered 1,874 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing its total caseload to 236,189, the Ministry of Public Health reported Thursday.

In addition, the ministry confirmed 73 new deaths from the virus, raising the national death toll to 9,883.

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BAGHDAD -- The Chinese Embassy in Iraq on Thursday delivered a batch of supplies to Iraq to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and improve the livelihood of Iraqi people.

Chinese Ambassador to Iraq Zhang Tao and Iraqi Interior Ministry's Senior Deputy Minister Hussein al-Awadi signed the handover of the Chinese donation in the presence of representatives from foreign and finance ministries.

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PARIS -- With 22,848 infections confirmed in the last 24 hours, France's total coronavirus cases now stand at 2,987,965, official data showed on Thursday.

The data posted on the government's website showed that the coronavirus caused 346 fatalities over the past day, bringing the death toll to 71,998.

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