Mon, 17 May 2021

BEIJING, May 3 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil reported 1,202 more deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 407,639, the country's Ministry of Health said Sunday.

The ministry said that another 28,935 cases were reported in the same period, bringing the total caseload to 14,754,910.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported four cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation and no new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Monday.

The newly imported cases came from Pakistan, India, the Philippines and Indonesia. They have remained in isolation and quarantine facilities in Auckland and Christchurch, according to the Ministry of Health.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.

Of all the cases, five were reported in Shanghai, four in Guangdong, and one each in Inner Mongolia and Sichuan.

No new suspected cases and no new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Sunday, the commission said.

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ADDIS ABABA -- Ethiopia registered 322 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 258,384 as of Sunday evening, the country's Ministry of Health said.

Meanwhile, 17 new deaths from COVID-19 were reported during the same period, bringing the national death toll to 3,726, the ministry said.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina reported 11,394 new COVID-19 cases and 156 new deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide caseload and death toll to 3,005,259 and 64,252 respectively, its health ministry reported Sunday.

A total of 2,676,197 patients have so far recovered from the disease and 264,810 cases remain active, the ministry said.

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BOGOTA -- Colombia registered 15,909 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 2,893,655, the ministry of health and social protection said Sunday.

The country also reported 485 more deaths, raising the national death toll to 74,700, said the ministry.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 488 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 123,728.

The daily caseload was down from 606 in the previous day, falling below 500 in seven days due to fewer virus tests over the weekend.

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