Live COVID-19 updates: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 1,000 for 1st time since Aug. 21

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BEIJING, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TOKYO -- The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 1,045 to reach 105,079 as of Thursday night, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities, with the new daily cases exceeding 1,000 for the first time since Aug. 21.

As the government has eased restrictions and promoted domestic travel to help boost the economy hit hard by the pandemic, the number of infections has been trending upward in recent days.

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VIENNA -- Daily coronavirus cases in Austria topped 7,000 for the first time on Thursday since the pandemic began, according to data published by the country's Interior Ministry.

Compared with Wednesday's 6,211, which was a new high for the Alpine country, the daily caseload has jumped by over 1,000, reaching 7,416.

In addition, 41 more patients have succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 1,268.

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LJUBLJANA -- Slovenia on Thursday reported 1,685 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 41,025.

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients increased from 979 to 1,023 and 30 new deaths took the toll to 471 -- both new highs. The number of patients in intensive care rose by three to 161, a new record too.

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Thursday 3,701 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide infections to 489,571.

The ministry also reported 47 new deaths and 2,971 more recovered cases in the country, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 11,175 and the total recoveries to 420,206.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia on Thursday confirmed one more imported COVID-19 case, bringing the nationwide count to 353, according to the country's Health Ministry.

The latest confirmed case is a Mongolian citizen who has recently returned home from India on a chartered flight, the ministry said in a statement.

All the confirmed cases in the landlocked country are imported ones, and among them, 314 people have recovered.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported 1,842 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new deaths on Thursday, bringing the tally to 416,006 and death toll to 6,021, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The official data showed that 15,225 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 333,588, including 1,891 new recoveries on Thursday, said the DGHS.

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HANOI -- Vietnam reported a new case of COVID-19 infection on Thursday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,207 with 35 deaths from the disease so far, according to its Ministry of Health.

The new case is a Vietnamese citizen who recently entered the country from abroad and was quarantined upon arrival, said the ministry.

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WINDHOEK -- Namibia's labor and employment sector went through a difficult time of an economic downturn due to COVID-19 and close to 8,881 Namibian's lost their jobs and income while businesses struggle to remain operational and profitable, an official said Thursday.

Namibia's Minister of Labor, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma at an event in Windhoek said the workers were dismissed by 607 companies during the two quarters from April to September of this year.

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YANGON -- Myanmar reported 995 more COVID-19 confirmed cases on Thursday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The newly confirmed cases brought the number of infection cases of COVID-19 in the country to 57,935 in total.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 1,009 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 36,434, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that nine of the new cases are imported and 1,000 are local transmissions. Enditem

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