Sat, 24 Oct 2020

BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SAO PAULO -- The Brazilian Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 869 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 141,406.

Additionally, 28,378 new cases were registered over the last day, taking the national total to 4,717,991.

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BUCHAREST -- Moldova reported a record 868 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, the highest single-day increase so far in the country, bringing the national total to 50,534.

Another 15 patients, including two medical employees, died of the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,279, the Health, Labour and Social Protection Ministry said late Saturday, adding that 37 medical employees have died of COVID-19 so far.

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SANTIAGO -- Chilean Deputy Health Minister Paula Daza on Saturday expressed her government's concern about the increase in the country's daily COVID-19 cases in recent days.

"We have seen an increase in the number of cases in the last two days, which we have to look at with great caution," the official told local press, adding that the rise could be due to citizens not taking proper precautions during last week's national holidays.

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KATHMANDU -- Dr. Dibya Singh, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's personal physician, has been infected with COVID-19, Nepali officials said.

Dr. Singh, who is also dean at the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University (TU) which runs the TU Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus on Friday.

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BOGOTA -- The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection announced Saturday that the country's COVID-19 cases have risen to 806,038, with 25,296 deaths.

A total of 7,721 new cases and 193 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, said the ministry.

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BEIJING -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Fourteen imported confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

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