Live COVID-19 updates: Chinese mainland reports 127 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

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BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Friday that it received reports of 127 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, 123 of which were domestically transmitted.

Of the domestically transmitted cases, 112 were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and 11 were in Liaoning Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Thursday reported a daily increase of 1,129 in COVID-19 deaths, taking the national death toll to 91,263.

Health authorities also detected 57,837 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total caseload to 2,610,102.

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TRIPOLI -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Thursday reported a record daily increase of 216 COVID-19 cases as the national tally climbed to more than 3,400.

A total of 3,438 cases have so far been reported with 604 recoveries and 73 deaths, the center said.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Thursday said he was "very concerned" about the exponential rise in COVID-19 infections around the country, and pledged to firmly enforce social distancing measures in place since March.

"We have a problem and we can't let this problem keep going by leaving things as it is. If by doing that, it (the outbreak) has gotten bigger, then we have to think of something else," Fernandez said in a radio interview in Buenos Aires.

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WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain, a former U.S. Republican presidential candidate, died at age 74 after battling the coronavirus, or COVID-19, a spokesperson announced on Thursday.

"We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight," Cain's website editor, Dan Calabrese, wrote in a post.

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CAIRO -- Egypt reported on Thursday 401 new COVID-19 infections, the lowest since mid-May, bringing the total cases registered in the country to 93,757, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.

It is the fifth day in a row for daily infections to fall below 500, with a record of 1,774 infections on June 19.

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BRASILIA -- Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Marcos Pontes are the latest high-profile Brazilians to have tested positive for COVID-19, it was announced on Thursday.

The first lady, 38, "is in good health and will follow all of the established protocols," the president's office said.

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WASHINGTON -- The number of initial jobless claims in the United States rose to 1.43 million last week amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, following an increase in previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

In the week ending July 25, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 12,000 from a revised 1,422,000 in the prior week, the department said.

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YEREVAN -- Armenia on Thursday reported 259 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its total to 38,196, according to the National Center for Disease Control.

Data from the center showed that 542 more patients have recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 28,366.

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DOHA -- The Qatari health ministry on Thursday announced 307 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 110,460, official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

Meanwhile, 286 more recovered from the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 107,135, while the death toll increased by two to 171, according to a ministry statement quoted by QNA.

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COLOMBO -- The China-Sri Lanka Cooperation Studies Center of the Pathfinder Foundation together with the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka launched on Thursday the Sinhalese translation of the Chinese book "Prevention and Control of COVID-19" which outlines health and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The translated book was launched at the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka with copies handed over to Sri Lanka's Education Ministry and Health Ministry.

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GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday highlighted the role of young people in curbing the COVID-19 outbreak.

"Although older people are at a higher risk of severe disease, younger people are at risk too. One of the challenges we face is convincing younger people of this risk," the WHO chief said at a virtual press conference.

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ANKARA -- Turkey confirmed 967 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, raising the total infections to 229,891, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Meanwhile, 15 people died from the deadly respiratory virus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5,674, Koca tweeted.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 1,737 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 70,036.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Israel soared to 500, with the addition of nine deaths, the ministry said.

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ADDIS ABABA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 891,199 on Thursday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, a specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union (AU) Commission in its latest situation update issued on Thursday, said that the number of deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic rose to 18, 884 as of Thursday, up from 18,507 on Wednesday.

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COPENHAGEN -- Denmark can expect to be hit by a second COVID-19 wave this September, according to findings presented in a press release by the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) on Thursday.

Based on simulations using a scientific method of calculation rooted in the methods of particle physics and developed in association with colleagues from the University of Lyons in France, the SDU projected that around the 35th to 37th weeks of this year, Denmark risks being hit by a new wave of COVID-19 infections as strong as the first that hit the country in the spring.

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LONDON -- British car production plunged by 42.8 percent in the first half (H1) of 2020 year on year, recording the weakest six months since 1954, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Thursday.

Data revealed that British car production was 381,357 units in H1 amid the hard hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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BEIJING -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday called on China and Indonesia to focus on cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic and promoting development.

During a video meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Wang said currently COVID-19 was spreading globally, which endangered human health, impacted the world economy and threatened global stability. Enditem

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