Russia reports 15,099 cases in single day

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

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MOSCOW — Russia registered 15,099 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, slightly down from the all-time high of 15,150 reported Friday, the country’s COVID-19 response center said Sunday.

Russia’s cumulative number of coronavirus cases has grown to 1,399,334, including 24,187 deaths and 1,070,576 recoveries, the center said in a statement.

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JAKARTA — The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,105 within one day to 361,867, with the death toll adding by 80 to 12,511, the health ministry said on Sunday.

According to the ministry, 3,732 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 285,324.

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BANGKOK, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Thailand on Sunday reported three more local COVID-19 cases, all are family members of two Myanmar nationals in Thai soil, who previously tested positive for COVID-19 this past week, said the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Sunday.

“On Sept. 11, we discovered the first local COVID-19 case in Thailand in 100 days of free transmission,” said the CCSA in Bangkok, “and in the past week, we discovered two COVID-19 cases of Myanmar nationals, and today (Sunday) we have confirmed another three, also Myanmar nationals.”

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DHAKA — Bangladesh reported 1,274 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths on Sunday, making the tally at 388,569 and death toll at 5,660, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The official data showed that 11,866 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

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MANILA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 356,618 after the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,379 new cases on Sunday.

The DOH said that the number of recoveries also surged to 310,158 after 14,941 more patients recovered. Meanwhile, 50 more patients died from the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 6,652.

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ULAN BATOR — Mongolia reported four new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally of infections to 324, the country’s health ministry said Sunday.

The newly-confirmed cases are returnees from abroad who were under quarantine in the country’s capital Ulan Bator, the ministry said in a statement.

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking Hong Kong’s total tally to 5,241.

Two of the newly-reported cases were imported and the remaining two were epidemiologically linked with local cases, the CHP said.

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