Live COVID-19 updates: Study shows face coverings in public helps mitigate spread of COVID-19

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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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NEW DELHI -- The number of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,855,745 in India as 52,050 new cases and 803 deaths were registered during the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 38,938, showed the data released by the health ministry.

Tuesday was the sixth consecutive day when over 50,000 fresh cases were detected across the country in a single day.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. communities that mandated the use of face masks in public saw an ongoing decline in the spread of coronavirus, according to a study reported by CNN on Monday.

After five days of mask mandates, the daily coronavirus growth rate slowed by just under 1 percent, while after 21 days, the growth rate slowed by about 2 percent, researchers from the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health reported in the journal Health Affairs.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 34 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,423.

The daily caseload rose above 30 in two days due to the continued small cluster infections and imported cases.

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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. Enditem

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