Live COVID-19 updates: India's death toll surpassed the 100,000-mark

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BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW DELHI -- India's death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed the 100,000-mark on Saturday, reaching 100,842, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.

India became the third country to report over 100,0000 COVID-19 deaths globally, after the United States and Brazil.

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SYDNEY -- Solomon Islands recorded its first ever COVID-19 case, who is a male student returning from the Philippines.

According to reports by local media on Saturday, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made a special nationwide address on Saturday afternoon that the country is no longer COVID-free.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

Stepien, 42, said in an email to staff that he feels fine and will be back in the office as soon as he's given the green light.

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BEIJING -- No new locally transmitted confirmed, asymptomatic, or suspected cases of COVID-19 were reported in Beijing on Friday, the municipal health commission said Saturday.

The capital also reported no new imported cases on Friday, according to the commission.

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TRIPOLI -- Libya on Friday reported 509 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed caseload in the country to 35,717, said the National Center for Disease Control.

Meanwhile, 440 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total recoveries to 20,334, while 11 patients died during the same period, taking the total deaths to 570, the center said.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Saturday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

The person who was tested positive arrived in New Zealand on Oct. 1 from Britain via China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, according to the ministry. Enditem

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