Live COVID-19 updates: Tokyo reports highest daily tally of COVID-19 cases since state of emergency lifted

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

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TOKYO -- The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday said that 57 new cases of COVID-19 infections had been confirmed in the capital, the highest single-day count since the state of emergency was lifted on May 25.

The number of people in the capital who have tested positive for the pneumonia-causing virus now stands at 6,054, the Tokyo metropolitan government said, with the latest increase marked the second straight day that the daily number in the capital has topped 50.

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TEHRAN -- Iran reported 2,456 new cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total confirmed novel coronavirus cases to 220,180 on Saturday, according to official IRNA news agency.

Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said during her daily update on Saturday that out of the new cases overnight, 1,139 have been hospitalized.

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BISHKEK -- Dosaly Esenaliev, head of the Kyrgyz presidential administration, has contracted COVID-19, the president's press service said on Saturday.

After eight employees of the presidential administration tested positive for COVID-19 several days ago, all the employees have undergone medical tests, it said.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported over 3,500 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total in the country to nearly 134,000.

Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing Saturday afternoon that "3,504 new COVID-19 positive cases and 34 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported on Saturday one new case of COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong to 1,197.

The newly reported case involves a 39-year-old female who had a travel history to the Philippines during the incubation period.

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DAKAR -- Senegal's COVID-19 deaths surpassed 100 since the outbreak of the pandemic, the country's health ministry announced on Saturday.

In the past 24 hours, Senegal registered four additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the death toll up to 102, Senegalese health minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr said during the daily briefing.

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MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 6,852 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 627,646, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Saturday.

The death toll grew by 188 to 8,969, while 393,352 people have now recovered, including 9,200 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement. Enditem

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