Live COVID-19 updates: Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 418,764

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BEIJING, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh recorded 1,289 new COVID-19 cases and 13 more deaths on Saturday, bringing its total tally to 418,764 with 6,049 deaths, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Official data showed that 11,419 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

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LONDON -- The continuing growth in China's exports highlights the country's "rising role" in global trade amid the coronavirus pandemic, a major British newspaper reported Saturday.

The October figures have shown the latest sign that China's "rapid economic recovery from coronavirus is strengthening its role in global trade", the Financial Times (FT) reported.

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BUDAPEST -- Hungary on Saturday registered a record 5,318 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour span, raising the national total to 104,943, according to the government's coronavirus information website.

In the past 24 hours, a further 107 people -- also a record -- have succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 2,357 in Hungary, while 24,847 have recovered. Currently, 5,612 patients are being treated in hospital, 405 of them are on ventilators.

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SARAJEVO -- The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Zoran Tegeltija has tested positive for COVID-19, the Council said in a press release on Saturday.

According to the press release, Tegeltija is in a stable health condition with mild symptoms. He is currently self-isolating at home.

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MOSCOW -- Russia tallied 20,396 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, slightly down from the all-time high of 20,582 recorded the previous day, the country's COVID-19 response center said Saturday.

Russia's cumulative number of coronavirus cases has grown to 1,753,836, including 30,251 deaths and 1,312,927 recoveries, the center said in a statement.

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KIEV -- A total of 450,934 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8,312 deaths have been registered in Ukraine on Saturday, while 204,229 patients have recovered, according to the health ministry.

A record 10,746 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country in the past 24 hours, while 8,685 patients recovered, the ministry added.

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BANGKOK -- With rare cases of local COVID-19 transmission in Thailand, health authorities on Saturday said they were puzzled by the new discovery of a local infection from Krabi, a popular resort island in Thailand's south.

A local case in Krabi province was among 12 new COVID-19 patients reported on Saturday, raising the total to 3,830 cases.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking Hong Kong's tally to 5,364.

Of the newly-reported cases, two had a travel history during the incubation period, and the remaining one was a local case with unknown source of infection, the CHP said.

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MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 2,157 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number in the country to 393,961.

The DOH said 252 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 350,216. The death toll climbed to 7,485 after 24 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH added. Enditem

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