Live COVID-19 updates: Over 88,000 cases reported at universities across U.S.: report

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BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WASHINGTON -- A New York Times survey of more than 1,600 American colleges and universities has revealed at least 88,000 COVID-19 cases and at least 60 deaths since the pandemic began.

Most of those deaths were reported in the spring and involved college employees, not students, said the report.

More than 150 colleges have reported at least 100 cases over the course of the pandemic, including dozens that have seen spikes in recent weeks as classes have started and dorms have reopened.

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YANGON -- Myanmar reported 104 more COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The newly confirmed cases brought the number of infection cases of COVID-19 in the country to 3,299 in total.

So far, Myanmar has reported 32 deaths of COVID-19 in the country, according to the ministry's figures.

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Monday by 547 cases to 24,857 while death toll went up by 5 to 246, the Health Ministry reported.

The Health Ministry has increased its efforts to fight against the virus by opening new departments in several hospitals around the country.

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BEIJING -- The National Health Commission said Tuesday that 11 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Monday.

There were 142 patients still being treated, including one in severe condition, the commission said in its daily report.

Altogether 80,426 patients had been cured and discharged from hospitals by Monday, the report said.

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MANILA -- Policies that promote and facilitate health and overall wellness are vital for Asia-Pacific's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Asian Development Outlook 2020 Update released by the Asian Development Bank on Tuesday.

On top of the obvious health risks, the report says that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased inactivity, stress, and anxiety as lockdowns and layoffs heighten isolation, uncertainty and economic hardships.

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SHANGHAI -- China's Shanghai reported one imported COVID-19 case and no domestically transmitted cases on Monday, the municipal health commission said Tuesday.

The patient is a Ukrainian who left Ukraine on Sept. 10 and arrived in Shanghai on Sept. 12 via Britain. The passenger started to show symptoms while under quarantine in Shanghai and was later diagnosed as a confirmed case.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 132,000 after 381 more patients died of the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of fatalities to 132,006, the health ministry said Monday.

In the same period, tests detected 15,155 new cases of infection, bringing the total caseload since the start of the outbreak here to 4,345,610. Enditem

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