Live COVID-19 updates: India's tally reaches 8,267,623, China's Hubei reports 4 imported cases

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

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally reached 8,267,623 on Tuesday as 38,310 new cases were detected across the country in the past 24 hours, said latest data released by the federal health ministry.

With 490 deaths since Monday morning, the total death toll in the country due to the pandemic reached 123,097, added the ministry's data.

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WUHAN -- Central China's Hubei Province reported four confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 asymptomatic cases Monday, all imported from India, the provincial health commission said Tuesday.

The patients and asymptomatic carriers arrived in Wuhan Tianhe International Airport from New Delhi, India via Air India flight AI1314 on Oct. 30.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina could obtain 25 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine "Sputnik V" between December 2020 and January 2021, President Alberto Fernandez told Russian media on Monday.

"They would be in a position to give us 10 million of each of the two doses (required). We can have them here in December, and in the first days of January we could have, they tell me, 15 million more doses," Fernandez said in an interview with Russian news agency Sputnik.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including four imported cases at managed isolation facilities and one community case related to managed isolation.

The new case in Christchurch, related to managed isolation and subsequently detected in the community, is a member of the health team working at the Sudima Christchurch Airport managed isolation facility where the international mariners are in managed isolation and quarantine, according to the Ministry of Health.

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DHAKA -- The Bangladeshi government has no plan to order a new lockdown to contain a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam made the announcement after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday.

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KIEV -- Ukraine's health ministry has opened a round-the-clock call center to offer advice to the public in the fight against COVID-19, the ministry reported on its official website on Monday.

"Today, the All-Ukrainian Call Center of the Ministry of Health for Combating Coronavirus Disease has started working," Ukrainian Health Minister Maxym Stepanov said at a briefing.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 75 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 26,807.

The daily caseload hovered below 100 for two straight days, but the double-digit growth continued due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil on Monday reported 179 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the death toll to 160,253.

In the past day, tests detected 8,501 new cases, bringing the national count to 5,554,206.

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BEIJING -- Five new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland Monday, all in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.

A total of 61 new asymptomatic cases, including 48 arriving from outside the mainland, were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported a record-high 80,000 average daily increase of COVID-19 cases in the country, a new record of average daily cases since the onset of the pandemic.

The seven-day average daily cases and deaths have been on a rise since late September, and stood at 80,800 and 826, respectively, as of Monday, CDC data showed. Enditem

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