Tue, 18 May 2021

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

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MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday 9,628 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 945,745.

The death toll climbed to 16,048 after 88 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

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COLOMBO -- The number of COVID-19 deaths in Sri Lanka reached 617 on Monday after one more death was reported, official statistics from the Health Ministry showed.

According to official figures, Sri Lanka has recorded 96,439 COVID-19 cases since the first local patient was detected in March last year, out of which 93,113 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, bringing down the active patient count to 2,709.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported on Monday 12 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total tally to 11,695.

Of the new infections, 11 were imported and one was locally transmitted, according to a CHP statement.

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BANGKOK -- Thailand registered 1,390 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths in the last 24 hours, the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said Monday.

Of Monday's confirmed cases, 1,384 were domestic infections and six were imported cases, CCSA spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangsan said.

Around 1,058 local cases were reported at hospitals while 326 others were confirmed via active testing at communities and workplaces, Apisamai said.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia registered 889 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and five more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the national counts to 22,884 and 55 respectively, the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Monday.

Meanwhile, 524 new recoveries were reported over the same period, raising the total recoveries to 12,401, the NCCD said in a statement.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 15-million mark, reaching 15,061,919 on Monday, showed the latest data by the federal health ministry.

There was an increase of 273,810 COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours. This is the third consecutive day when the country witnessed a single day spike of over 250,000 new cases.

Besides, as many as 1,619 deaths took place since Sunday morning, taking the death toll to 178,769.

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