Live COVID-19 updates: U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 2.5 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

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BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW YORK -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 2.5 million on Saturday, reaching 2,500,419 as of 4:35 p.m. (2035 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, the national death toll reached 125,434, according to the tally.

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SANTIAGO -- The Chilean Ministry of Health raised on Saturday the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 267,766, with 5,347 deaths.

Of the number of new cases, 3,481 presented symptoms and 426 were asymptomatic, while the situation of the other 499 cases is still unknown.

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 291 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 43,246.

Of the new cases, 97 percent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

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ACCRA -- Ghana's novel coronavirus cases accelerated to 16,431 as authorities confirmed 597 more cases on Saturday, according to the latest data posted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on its COVID-19 platform.

The data said 502 more infected persons under treatment had recovered, increasing the number of recovered cases to 12,257, while the death toll remained at 103, according to the GHS.

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ALGIERS -- Algeria on Saturday registered 283 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily record since the outbreak of the pandemic in the North African country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12,968.

Djamel Foutar, head of the COVID-19 Detection and Follow-up Commission, told a press conference that seven fatalities and 146 recoveries were registered over the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 892 and the recoveries to 9,202. Enditem

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