Live COVID-19 Updates: All COVID-19 patients from Beijing wholesale market outbreak recovered

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BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BEIJING -- With the last patient discharged from hospital, all the 335 people screened in new clusters of COVID-19 related to Beijing's Xinfadi wholesale farm produce market have recovered, according to the municipal health commission Friday.

The commission figures show that among the confirmed cases, 187 were male and 148 were female, with an average age of 42 years and an average hospital stay of 27 days.

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SYDNEY -- The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) revised its outlook for the national economy on Friday, following a widespread COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown across the State of Victoria.

In a quarterly monetary statement, the RBA estimates put the cost of Victoria's second wave at 2 percent of the national real GDP over the September quarter, relative to modelling where the second outbreak had not occurred.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally crossed 2 million mark on Friday, reaching 2,027,074, the federal health ministry said.

As many as 62,538 new cases were detected in the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 886 people died since Thursday, taking the death toll to 41,585, showed the ministry's data.

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WASHINGTON -- The number of initial jobless claims in the United States fell to 1.186 million last week, following an increase for two consecutive weeks, the country's labor department said Thursday.

Initial jobless claims peaked at a record 6.87 million in the week ending March 28 amid COVID-19 shutdowns, with figures declining for 15 weeks consecutively, before the trend was reversed in the week ending July 18 amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

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WASHINGTON -- Americans suffer higher risk of dying from the coronavirus than people from any other country, a health expert has said.

"America has one of the worst numbers on planet Earth. You are more likely as an American to die from COVID-19 than you are in almost any other country," Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator under President Barack Obama, told CNN on Tuesday.

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NEW YORK -- Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 19 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

With the global case count reaching 19,007,938, a total of 713,406 people worldwide had died from the disease as of 9:35 p.m. local time (0135 GMT Friday), the CSSE data showed.

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NEW YORK -- U.S. COVID-19 deaths have surpassed the 160,000 mark to reach 160,090 as of 21:48 p.m. local time on Thursday (0148 GMT Friday), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Friday that it received reports of 37 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, including 27 locally transmitted.

Of the locally-transmitted cases, 26 were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and one in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

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BOGOTA -- The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection on Thursday raised the country's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 357,710, with 11,939 deaths.

According to authorities, tests detected 11,996 new infections and 315 more deaths in the last 24 hours. Enditem

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