Live COVID-19 Updates: Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million

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BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SAO PAULO — Brazil on Thursday recorded 45,323 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the national caseload to 3,501,975, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, 1,204 more people died from the disease, pushing the death toll to 112,304, the ministry said.

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BEIJING — No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Friday.

A total of 22 confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported Thursday, the commission said in its daily report.

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BEIJING — The Chinese mainland reported 22 new imported COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 2,368, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Of the new imported cases, 11 were reported in Shanghai, six in Tianjin, three in Shandong and one each in Jiangsu and Sichuan, the commission said in its daily report.

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SEOUL — South Korea reported 324 more cases of COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Friday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 16,670.

The daily caseload soared in triple figures for eight straight days, topping 300 for the first time in over five months since March 8.

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TRIPOLI — The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Thursday reported 395 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 9,463.

The center said in a statement that 15 patients recovered and five died on Thursday, bringing the total recoveries to 1,018 and the death toll 169.

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