Tue, 28 Nov 2023

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 392 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 75,084.

The daily caseload hovered around 400 for the past week, after peaking at 1,240 on Dec. 25 last year.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation facilities in two days, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.

The ministry was also investigating a positive test result in a person who had departed from a managed isolation and quarantine facility, said the ministry.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina registered 8,362 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the national tally to 1,862,192, the health ministry said.

The ministry also reported 162 more deaths from the disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 46,737.

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ADDIS ABABA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,393,591 as of Saturday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

According to the agency's data, the death toll related to the pandemic in Africa stood at 83,901 as of Saturday evening.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 80 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 65 locally transmitted ones and 15 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 29 were reported in Heilongjiang, 19 in Hebei, 12 in Jilin, three in Shanghai and two in Beijing, the commission said in its daily report.

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PARIS -- France on Saturday reported 23,924 new cases of COVID-19 infection in a 24-hour span, raising the country's cumulative number of confirmed cases to 3,035,181, official data showed.

In the 24 hours, a further 230 people had succumbed to the disease in France, bringing the total death toll to 72,877.

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Health Ministry on Saturday night reported 2,041 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 195,314.

The death toll from the virus rose by 62 to 6,154 in the North African country, the Ministry said in a statement.

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