Live COVID-19 updates: Germany records sharpest increase in new daily cases since June

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BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BERLIN -- Registered COVID-19 cases in Germany saw the sharpest daily increase since June, growing by 815 within one day to 204,183, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday.

According to the RKI, 9,111 people in Germany have died in connection with COVID-19 so far. 189,400 people have recovered.

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ADDIS ABABA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 787,501 on Friday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, a specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) Commission in its latest situation update issued on Friday, said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the continent rose from 768, 978 on Thursday to 787, 501 as of Friday afternoon.

The Africa CDC report also said that the number of deaths related to the pandemic rose to 16, 697 as of Friday afternoon.

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HANOI -- Vietnam reported one new case of COVID-19 infection on Friday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 413 with zero death so far, according to its Ministry of Health.

The latest case was a 31-year-old Burmese man recently entering Vietnam from abroad, said the ministry.

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DALIAN -- The city of Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning Province reported nine domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 between 11 a.m. on Thursday and 3 p.m. on Friday.

The new confirmed cases are all close contacts of the first confirmed case reported in the city on Wednesday and are all employees at a local seafood processing company, according to Zhao Lian, deputy director of the city's health commission.

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TEHRAN -- Iran's confirmed novel coronavirus cases rose to 286,523 on Friday after an overnight registration of 2,489 new infections, according to official IRNA news agency.

During her daily briefing, Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said out of the new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,504 were hospitalized.

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Friday reported 753 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 62,625 and the death toll to 425, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 9,285 patients are receiving treatment, including 129 in ICU, the statement added.

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TOKYO -- The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 726 to reach 28,977 as of Friday evening, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying there is no need to declare a state of emergency again for the time being.

The death toll in Japan from the pneumonia-causing virus currently stands at a total of 1,007 people, including 13 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

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KABUL -- Public Health Ministry of Afghanistan has registered 60 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, totaling the number of patients infected with the disease to 35,988 in the country, said a ministry's statement released Friday.

According to the statement, 14 new deaths were recorded, bringing the number of COVID-19 related deaths to 1,225 since outbreak of the pandemic in February in the country.

A total of 52 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recovery to 24,537 in Afghanistan, the statement added. Enditem

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