Israel's COVID-19 cases up by 574 to 321,235

Israel’s COVID-19 cases up by 574 to 321,235

BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) — The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WELLINGTON — New Zealand reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including one imported and two community cases.

The first case was detected in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility. The person, who arrived on Nov. 9 from Los Angeles, returned a positive test around day 3 of the stay in managed isolation, and has been moved to the Auckland quarantine facility, according to the Ministry of Health.

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SEOUL — South Korea reported 143 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 27,942.

The daily caseload hovered above 100 for the fifth consecutive day due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

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SANTIAGO — Chile’s COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 4.08 percent nationwide, Minister of Health Enrique Paris said on Wednesday.

In the capital of Santiago and Metropolitan region, the positivity rate is even lower, at 2 percent, he said.

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BEIJING — The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported one new locally transmitted COVID-19 case in northern city of Tianjin, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

Meanwhile, 14 imported COVID-19 cases were reported across the mainland, the commission said in its daily report.

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JERUSALEM — The number of coronavirus cases in Israel reached 321,235 on Wednesday, with 574 new cases, the state’s Ministry of Health said.

The number of death cases reached 2,699, with 15 new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition decreased from 306 to 305, out of 544 patients currently hospitalized.

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ROME — The COVID-19 cases in Italy exceeded one million on Wednesday, official statistics by the Health Ministry showed.

Some 32,961 new cases were registered on a daily basis, which brought the country’s total to 1,028,424 — comprising active infections, recoveries, and fatalities — since the pandemic officially broke out here in late February.

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MADRID — The COVID-19 death toll in Spain has passed the 40,000 mark, showed the Health Ministry data Wednesday.

The country’s death toll rose by 349 in the last 24 hours to a total of 40,105, while the total number of cases increased by 19,096 to 1,417,096, according to the ministry.

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