Live COVID-19 updates: Brazil reports 1,000 deaths, over 45,000 cases in 24 hours

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BEIJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian government reported on Saturday that 1,088 more deaths and 45,392 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the country over the last 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of deaths in the country due to the virus rose to 93,563, while total cases reached 2,707,877.

Brazil is second only to the United States in deaths and total number of COVID-19 cases.

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SHANGHAI -- Shanghai reported one newly imported COVID-19 case and no increase in domestically transmitted cases Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday.

The imported case was a Chinese national who left Brazil on July 28 and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport via Germany on July 30.

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CAIRO -- Egypt recorded on Saturday 238 new COVID-19 infections, increasing the total cases registered in the country to 94,316, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.

It is the seventh day in a row for the daily new infections to fall below 500 in the country.

Meanwhile, 1,499 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals, taking the total recoveries to 41,137, according to a statement by Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed.

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WELLINGTON -- There were three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand on Sunday, announced the New Zealand Ministry of Health in a statement.

According to the ministry, the first case was a child of a previously reported case, who arrived in New Zealand on July 14 from Pakistan, via Dubai. The second case was a woman in her 30s who arrived in New Zealand on July 28 from Los Angeles. The third case was a woman in her 40s who arrived in New Zealand on Aug. 1 from Manila, via Hong Kong.

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SANTIAGO -- The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Satuday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country had risen to 357,658, with 9,533 deaths.

The ministry reported that 1,979 cases and 76 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours. It was also mentioned that there are currently 551 ventilators available to the national health network.

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SHENYANG -- Northeast China's Liaoning Province reported three newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, the provincial health commission said Sunday.

All newly confirmed patients are in the coastal city of Dalian, according to the commission. Enditem

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