Live COVID-19 updates: Brazil's cases top 4.3 mln amid heat wave, packed beaches

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BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil on Sunday said 415 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours pushed the total death toll to 131,625.

According to the Ministry of Health, in the same period, tests detected 14,768 new cases of infection, taking the total caseload since the onset of Brazil's outbreak in Sao Paulo on Feb. 26 to 4,330,455.

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CAIRO -- Egypt confirmed on Sunday 153 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases registered in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 101,009, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, 21 patients died from the novel coronavirus the same day, bringing the death toll to 5,648, while 900 others were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 84,161, the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 2,882 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number to 155,604.

The death toll reached 1,119, with 16 new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition rose from 495 to 519, out of 1,056 patients currently hospitalized.

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Ministry of Health reported 49 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 57,406.

Of the new cases, eight are imported cases, one is a community case and the rest are linked with the dormitories of foreign workers.

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MUSCAT -- The Omani health ministry on Sunday announced 1,409 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the sultanate to 89,746, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.

Meanwhile, 446 more recovered from the virus during the past few days, taking the overall number of recoveries to 83,771, while 18 more died, raising the death toll to 780, according to a ministry statement quoted by ONA.

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YANGON -- Myanmar reported four more COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the country to 20 in total, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

According to the release, a 75-year-old man, a 90-year-old woman, a 74-year-old woman and a 90-year-old woman with underlying diseases recently tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday and Sunday.

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BEIRUT -- Up to 90 UN peacekeeping soldiers in Lebanon were confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19, LBCI TV channel reported Sunday.

LBCI said 88 of the infected soldiers belong to one battalion.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 47 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, bringing the national total to 9,915.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that two of the new cases are imported and 45 are local transmissions. Enditem

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