Live COVID-19 updates: Global cases surpass 10 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 -- Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 10 million on Sunday, reaching 10,001,527 as of 0933 GMT, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, the global death toll of COVID-19 has reached 499,124, according to the CSSE.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,198 within one day to 54,010, with the death toll adding by 34 to 2,754, Achmad Yurianto, a health ministry official, said at a press conference here on Sunday.

He also said that 1,027 more people had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 22,936.

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DHAKA -- With over 3,800 new cases being reported, Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rose to nearly 138,000 on Sunday and deaths from the virus increased to 1,738.

Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing Sunday afternoon that "3,809 new COVID-19 positive cases and 43 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."

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NEW DELHI -- India's federal health ministry on Sunday morning said 410 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides 19,906 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 16,095 and total cases to 528,859.

This is the biggest single day spike in terms of new COVID-19 cases in the country so far.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 62 more cases of COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 12,715.

The daily caseload rose above 60 in eight days due to the continued small cluster infections. Of the new cases, 22 were imported, lifting the combined figure to 1,550.

Small cluster infections were still found linked to religious gatherings from several churches.

No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 282. The total fatality rate stood at 2.22 percent.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Sunday it received reports of 17 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday, including 14 domestically transmitted and three imported ones.

All the domestically transmitted cases were reported in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report. Enditem

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