Live COVID-19 updates: Los Angeles reports highest single-day new COVID-19 cases, deaths

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BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, reported Wednesday the largest increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related deaths, 4,825 and 91 respectively, in the past 24 hours.

The figures reflected a large backlog in the California state's electronic lab system with as many as 2,000 cases coming from said delay, but it was an alarm as well, Barbara Ferrer, the county's public health director, said in her daily online briefing.

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KIGALI -- Rwandan Cabinet on Wednesday called on the public to limit unnecessary movements including visits to friends and family as the number of COVID-19 infections in Rwanda is approaching 2,000.

The call was made at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, where it also reaffirmed the need for increased vigilance in implementing COVID-19 preventative measures.

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SHENYANG -- China's Liaoning Province reported five new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday.

All new confirmed patients are in the city of Dalian and four of them were previously asymptomatic cases, according to the commission.

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's health ministry said on Wednesday that 485 deaths were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the national death toll to 45,361.

The country that shares northern border with the United States, the world's hardest-hit country, has so far reported a total of 408,449 cases as of Wednesday with 5,752 new infections. Enditem

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