Thu, 13 May 2021

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

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has registered over 70,000 deaths and 1.8 million cases of COVID-19, the government reported on Friday.

According to the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours 1,214 deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in the country to 70,398.

Additionally, 45,048 new cases were recorded in the same period. This is the fourth consecutive day that the number of deaths has exceeded 1,200 and the number of new cases has exceeded 42,000.

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JOHANNESBURG -- The premier of Gauteng, which is the smallest but the most populated province in South Africa, became the third provincial leader who tested positive for the COVID-19 this week.

"Today, Friday, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for COVID-19," David Makhura announced, "I am now in self-isolation, in line with the WHO protocols and will work from home over the next 14 days whilst monitoring my health."

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MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican Health Ministry on Friday reported 6,891 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 665 more deaths, bringing the figures in the country to 289,174 and 34,191, respectively.

The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland reported two new imported COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,964, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

Of the two imported cases, Liaoning Province and Guangdong Province each saw one imported case, the commission said.

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HOUSTON -- U.S. Texas Governor Greg Abbott warned Friday of another economic shutdown if the fast spread of COVID-19 is not contained.

"The worst is yet to come as we work our way through that massive increase in people testing positive," Abbott told local TV station KLBK.

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