Live COVID-19 updates: Colombia registers 327,850 coronavirus cases, 11,017 deaths

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BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BOGOTA -- The Colombian Ministry of Health on Monday raised the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 327,850, with 11,017 deaths.

According to the authorities, tests detected 10,199 new infections and 367 more patients died in the past 24 hours.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia confirmed on Tuesday that one more U.S. diplomat tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected U.S. diplomats in the country to four.

A statement from the Health Ministry described the latest U.S. patient as a senior diplomat at the U.S. embassy to Cambodia, who had traveled from the United States to Cambodia recently via a connecting flight in South Korea.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Monday recorded 561 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 94,665, according to the country's health ministry.

Meanwhile, tests have detected 16,641 new infections, taking the total caseload to 2,750,318, said the ministry.

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ALGIERS -- Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Monday announced that his country "is reviewing the possibility to reopen mosques for the public," the official APS news agency reported.

The president made the remarks during a meeting of the High Security Council attended by top military and security officials as well as cabinet members to assess the COVID-19 epidemic inside the country.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Tuesday that it received reports of 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Monday, including 30 locally-transmitted ones.

Of the locally-transmitted cases, 28 were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and two in Liaoning Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

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TRIPOLI -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Tuesday reported 226 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national count to 4,063.

In a statement earlier Tuesday, the center said it had received a total of 1,157 suspected samples, 226 of which tested positive.

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WASHINGTON -- Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in July amid a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported Monday.

The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) stood at 54.2 percent in July, up 1.6 percentage points from the June reading. Any reading above 50 percent indicates the manufacturing sector is generally expanding.

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ANKARA -- Turkey reported 995 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 233,851, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Meanwhile, 19 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5,747, Koca tweeted.

Turkish health professionals conducted 41,301 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests to 4,927,217, he said. Enditem

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