Live COVID-19 updates: Egypt reports 106 new cases, 104,262 in total

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BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CAIRO -- Egypt recorded late on Friday 106 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number in the country to 104,262.

Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement that 12 more deaths were registered in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 6,029.

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SOFIA -- The Bulgarian Health Ministry on Saturday morning reported a record high of 612 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours in the country, taking the national tally to 23,871.

The previous daily records of 516, 437 and 436 new cases were reported on Friday, Thursday and Wednesday, respectively.

Meanwhile, the country's COVID-19 death toll has reached 887 after seven more patients died in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

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SAO PAULO -- The Brazilian government announced on Friday that deaths from COVID-19 in the country is closing in on 150,000, and authorities are urging citizens to avoid crowds and unnecessary travel during the upcoming holidays.

The national death toll from the disease now stands at 149,639, as 682 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.

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ULAN BATOR -- There remain only five active COVID-19 cases in Mongolia after two more patients have recovered from the disease, the country's Health Ministry said Saturday.

No new infections have been reported in Mongolia for four consecutive days, the ministry said, adding that one of the remaining five patients being treated at the National Center for Communicable Diseases is in severe condition.

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BEIJING -- The National Health Commission said Saturday that 15 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Friday.

There were 206 patients still being treated, all of whom were imported cases, the commission said in its daily report.

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SANTIAGO -- The Chilean government highlighted on Friday the success of a strategy that has been used to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Long-Stay Facilities for the Elderly (ELEAM), with the implementation of temporary residences to isolate positive cases.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement that, thanks to the plan implemented in 250 ELEAMs housing 11,000 residents, 441 lives have been saved. Enditem

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