Live COVID-19 updates: Egypt reports 1,420 new cases, 59,561 in total

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BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CAIRO -- Egypt ported on Wednesday 1,420 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases registered in the country since mid-February to 59,561, said Egyptian Health Ministry.

On the same day, 85 patients died from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 2,450, Egyptian Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

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ANKARA -- Turkey reported 24 new COVID-19 fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 5,025 in the country, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 191,657, with 1,492 daily infections, he noted.

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ROME -- The number of people who recovered from COVID-19 infections in Italy reached 186,111 on Wednesday, as 1,526 new recoveries were registered over the past 24 hours, the country's Civil Protection Department said in its daily bulletin.

There were 30 new fatalities over the 24 hours, which brought the country's death toll to 34,644, the Civil Protection Department said.

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ACCRA -- The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Ghana has increased to 15,013, with 445 more cases confirmed on Wednesday, according to the latest data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 has increased to 11,078, with 171 more recoveries recorded, said the GHS.

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AMMAN -- Jordan on Wednesday reported 24 cases of novel coronavirus, increasing the total cases in the country to 1,071.

One of the new cases was for local infection, the rests all for imported cases.

Also, on Wednesday, ten people recovered, while 7,518 virus tests were conducted, bringing the country's total number of coronavirus tests to 348,679.

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GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 10 million within the next week, while underlining the vital role of oxygen concentrators in saving lives of severe and critical patients.

More than 9.1 million COVID-19 cases and more than 470,000 deaths have been reported to WHO, according to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at Wednesday's press briefing.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland reported five new imported COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,893, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

Of the five imported cases, three were reported in Gansu Province, one in Guangdong Province and one in Shaanxi Province, the commission said.

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DUBAI -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday announced 450 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 46,133.

UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement the new cases of many nationalities are in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment. Enditem

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