Live COVID-19 updates: COVID-19 infections surpass 100,000 in Romania: official tally

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BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BUCHAREST -- Romania reported 1,391 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the tally of infections to 101,075, the most among Central and Eastern European countries.

The official tally showed that another 35 COVID-19 patients, 25 men and 10 women, died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll in the country to 4,100.

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BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's health authorities announced Friday the recovery of 40,631 COVID-19 patients or 90.7 percent of all the infections since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, including 144 people in the last 24 hours.

Ainura Akmatova, head of the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan, told a briefing that 77 new COVID-19 cases have been registered over the past day, raising the nationwide tally to 44,761.

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BUDAPEST -- The trade between Hungary and China remained strong despite an overall setback of Hungary's foreign trade due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Hungarian Export Promotion Agency (HEPA) told Xinhua on Friday.

"Based on the available data, the total foreign trade of Hungary recorded a significant setback in the first half year of 2020, however the trade between Hungary and China remained strong," HEPA said.

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NEW DELHI -- India's federal Junior Minister for Railways Suresh Angadi Friday tested positive for COVID-19.

He requested his close contacts to monitor their health and undergo the test.

"I have tested COVID-19 positive today. I am doing fine. Taking the advice of doctors," Angadi wrote on twitter. "Requesting all those who have come in close contact with me in the last few days to monitor their health and get tested in case of any symptoms."

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VALLETTA -- A healthcare worker in Malta has tested positive for COVID-19 again only four months after recovering from the virus, the Maltese health authorities said on Friday.

This is the first time that a re-infection case was found in Malta.

The healthcare worker tested positive on April 13 and recovered from the virus-caused disease on April 27, said Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci at a press conference.

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NAIROBI -- Kenya's economic growth is expected to drop to 2.6 percent in 2020, down from the previous year's 5.4 percent, mainly due to COVID-19, a senior government official said on Friday.

Ukur Yatani, cabinet secretary of National Treasury and Planning, said the economy remained resilient in the first quarter of 2020, rising 4.9 percent, compared to a growth of 5.5 percent in the same quarter in 2019.

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Friday reported 653 new COVID-19 cases and one more death, raising the tally of infections to 93,475 and the death toll to 557, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 9,258 patients are receiving treatment, including 97 in ICU, according to the statement.

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MOSCOW -- Russia registered 5,504 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide total to 1,051,874, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Friday.

Meanwhile, 102 new deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 18,365, it said.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 698 new cases, bringing its tally of infections to 269,777, the center said. Enditem

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