Live COVID-19 updates: U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 7.8 mln: Johns Hopkins University

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

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NEW YORK -- COVID-19 cases in the United States totaled 7,802,281 with 214,045 deaths as of 7:24 p.m. local time (2324 GMT) on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

California has so far reported a total of 857,563 cases, the highest among all states. Texas registered 820,921, followed by Florida with 736,024. The caseload of New York state exceeded 470,000.

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LA PAZ -- The president of Bolivia's state-owned oil firm Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), one of the country's leading companies, resigned on Monday citing health reasons.

"Industrial engineer Richard Botello Hiza presented his resignation this Monday, Oct. 12," the YPFB said in a statement.

Botello came down as he was infected with the novel coronavirus and "now suffers some consequences that force him to distance himself from the state oil company," said the statement.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Tuesday that it received reports of 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Monday, including six that were domestically transmitted and seven imported.

All of the domestically-transmitted cases were from Shandong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

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

There were 228 patients still being treated, including one in severe condition, the commission said in its daily report.

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YAOUNDE -- Cameroon national airline Camair-co announced on Monday it will soon resume flight operations on its domestic routes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Camair-co officials told reporters that the first flight will take off on Friday and domestic routes will for now cover cities of Douala, Yaounde and Garoua.

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BRUSSELS -- From new alert system to local lockdown, European countries have been stepping up efforts to contain the resurgent wave of COVID-19 as they record the highest daily cases ever and the cumulative cases in the region exceed seven million.

As of Monday afternoon, Europe had registered 87,100 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period, raising its total to 7,011,756, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO). Enditem

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