Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Up to 858 Brazilian COVID-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, raising the country's death toll to 135,793, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said on Friday.

Meanwhile, 39,797 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 4,495,183.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland reported 14 new imported COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 2,720, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

Of the new imported cases, six were reported in Guangdong, two each in Shanghai, Sichuan and Shaanxi, and one each in Liaoning and Fujian, the commission said in its daily report.

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BEIJING -- The National Health Commission said Saturday that eight COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Friday.

There were 171 patients still being treated, the commission said in its daily report.

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GUATEMALA CITY -- The Guatemalan government reported on Friday that President Alejandro Giammattei has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to a statement issued by the government, Giammattei underwent a COVID-19 test for the sixth time, and the test returned positive.

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