Wed, 21 Apr 2021

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,571,773 on Monday even as 13,788 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 152,419 as 145 COVID-19 patients died since Sunday morning.

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SYDNEY -- Australia's economy is on the path to recovery from COVID-19 according to a key report released Monday, which predicted that with the virus finally on the back foot, 2021 should be a time of important progress.

According to the quarterly Business Outlook Report by financial services giant Deloitte Access Economics, expected vaccine rollouts from February, easing of local border restrictions and sustained low case numbers will be key to the country finding its feet again.

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QUITO -- Ecuador registered 674 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with a total of 231,482 cases, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday.

In addition, the ministry confirmed three new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll to 9,714. Meanwhile, 199,332 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

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CHANGCHUN -- Northeast China's Jilin Province on Sunday reported 30 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 17 new asymptomatic infections, the provincial health commission said Monday.

Of the new confirmed cases, 13 were reported in the provincial capital of Changchun and the other 17 in the city of Tonghua. The new confirmed cases include 27 that were previously reported as asymptomatic cases.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil registered another 551 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 209,847, its health ministry reported Monday.

Another 33,040 COVID-19 cases were reported over the past day, bringing the total caseload to 8,488,099, the ministry added.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 389 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 72,729.

The daily caseload fell below 400 in 54 days since Nov. 25, but it hovered above 100 since Nov. 8 owing to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

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BEIJING -- Thirteen COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Sunday, the National Health Commission said in a daily report Monday.

There were 1,301 confirmed cases still being treated, including 43 in severe conditions, the report showed.

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