Tue, 15 Jun 2021

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ADDIS ABABA -- Ethiopia registered 418 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 263,120 as of Monday evening, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

The ministry said nine new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 3,897.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 14 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Tuesday.

Of them, four each were reported in Shanghai and Sichuan, two in Fujian, and one each in Hunan, Guangdong, Chongqing and Shaanxi, according to the commission.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina registered on Monday nearly 500 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, after reporting 496 deaths and 17,381 more infections.

According to the latest report from the health ministry, the South American country had accumulated 67,821 deaths and 3,165,121 cases.

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SANTIAGO -- Chile's Health Ministry reported on Monday 5,357 new COVID-19 infections and 100 more deaths in one day, amid a slight decrease in the number of infections, for a total of 1,252,808 cases and 27,318 deaths.

Chile faced the peak of infections in April, with more than 9,000 cases registered in one day, which led to the quarantine of more than 80 percent of the country's population for a month.

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Health Ministry on Monday reported 1,024 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 321,837.

The death toll from the virus rose by 39 to 11,468 in Tunisia, the ministry said in a statement.

The total number of recoveries reached 279,634 it said.

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QUITO -- Ecuador reported on Monday 1,764 new COVID-19 infections and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the accumulated number to 402,060 cases and 14,016 deaths, the Ministry of Public Health reported.

Another 5,226 deaths are considered to be COVID-19 related, but not verified, according to the ministry.

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ANKARA -- Turkey on Monday registered 13,604 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,734 symptomatic patients, raising the total number of cases in the country to 5,044,936, according to its health ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 282 to 43,311, while the total recoveries climbed to 4,743,871 after 26,953 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.

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ROME -- Italy on Monday reported 5,080 new coronavirus infections -- down from 8,292 new infections on Sunday, bringing total active infections to 373,670, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health.

The country's death toll rose by 198 to 123,031, while recoveries increased by 15,063 to 3,619,586, according to the ministry.

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