Tue, 18 May 2021

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

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 2,195 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, bringing the national total to 375,054.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 10 of the new cases are imported and with 2,185 being local transmissions.

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HANOI -- Vietnam recorded three new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 2,784, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

The new cases are all Vietnamese citizens who recently entered the country from abroad and were quarantined upon arrival, said the ministry.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,585 within one day to 1,604,348, with the death toll adding by 96 to 43,424, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

According to the ministry, 4,873 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,455,065.

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MINSK -- Belarus reported 1,300 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking its total to 344,223, according to the country's health ministry.

There have been 1,479 new recoveries in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 334,852, the ministry said.

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MOSCOW -- Russia confirmed 8,632 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,702,101, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday.

The national COVID-19 death toll rose by 389 to 105,582 in the past day, while the number of the country's recoveries grew by 7,391 to 4,326,780.

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KABUL -- The death toll of COVID-19 in Afghanistan has risen to 2,545 after six patients lost their lives within the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday.

The ministry also confirmed 105 new cases during the period, bringing the number of infected people across the country to 57,898, including 3,184 active cases, the ministry said in a statement.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 30 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total tally to 11,683.

There were 29 imported cases and one local case which was epidemiologically linked with another local case confirmed earlier, according to the CHP.

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MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday 10,098 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 936,133.

The death toll climbed to 15,960 after 150 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

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