Thu, 22 Apr 2021

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia confirmed 26 more local COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total number of infected people linked to the third community transmission to 259, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement.

The new cases were found in capital Phnom Penh and southwestern Preah Sihanouk province, MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement, adding that they were all related to the third community outbreak on Feb. 20.

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LONDON -- Another 8,523 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,163,085, according to official figures released Friday.

The country also reported another 345 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 122,415. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon registered on Friday 3,373 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 369,675, the Health Ministry reported.

Meanwhile, death toll from the virus went up by 50 to 4,610.

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DOHA -- The Qatari Health Ministry on Friday announced 469 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number in the Gulf state to 162,737, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

Meanwhile, 480 more recovered from the virus, bringing the overall recoveries to 152,807, while the death toll remained at 257 for the fifth day running, according to a ministry statement quoted by QNA.

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ANKARA -- Turkey on Friday confirmed 9,205 new COVID-19 cases, including 649 symptomatic ones, raising the total number in the country to 2,683,971.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 74 to 28,432, while the total recoveries climbed to 2,556,785 after 10,282 more recovered in the last 24 hours, according to the Turkish health ministry.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 2,738 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the tally in the country to 769,971.

The death toll from the COVID-19 in Israel reached 5,694 after nine new fatalities were added, while the number of patients in serious condition decreased from 751 to 738.

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