Wed, 12 Aug 2020

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WASHINGTON -- The United States on Monday recorded 59,222 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases over 3.36 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Another 411 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 135,582 in the country.

The surge of coronavirus infections has pushed some states to reinstate tougher anti-epidemic measures.

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico registered 4,685 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide count to 304,435, the country's health ministry said Monday.

Meanwhile, a total of 485 new deaths were reported, taking its total to 35,491, the ministry said.

Also on Monday, Mexican Finance Minister Arturo Herrera tweeted that he has recovered from COVID-19 as he tested negative for the virus over the weekend.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia confirmed nine more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total number of infections in the country to 165, according to a Health Ministry's press statement.

The latest cases are nine Cambodian men, aged between 24 and 30 years old, the statement said, adding that they all travelled from a foreign country, with a connecting flight in Malaysia.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Tuesday that it received reports of three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Monday, and all of them were imported.

No new suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported Monday, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Monday reported a total of 1,884,967 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 72,883 people have died from the disease.

In the past day, tests detected 20,286 new cases of infection and 733 more patients died, according to the Health Ministry.

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