Live COVID-19 updates: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases hit new record high

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

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TOKYO -- Japan on Friday reported 1,693 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, marking a fresh record of daily spike following the previous day's tally.

The latest rise in cases brings the nation's cumulative total of novel coronavirus infections to 115,516, not including those connected to a cruise ship that was quarantined near Tokyo earlier in the year.

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VILNIUS -- Lithuania on Friday reported 2,066 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour span, the biggest daily spike since the country confirmed its first case on Feb. 28, according to the Health Ministry.

The latest confirmed cases brought the national total to 31,878, including 253 deaths and 7,247 recoveries.

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KIEV -- A total of 512,652 COVID-19 cases, with 9,317 deaths, have been registered in Ukraine as of Friday, while 233,849 patients have recovered, according to the country's health ministry.

A record high of 11,787 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country in the past 24 hours, while 6,155 patients have recovered and 1,587 people were hospitalized, the ministry added.

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TEHRAN -- The Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education reported on Friday 11,737 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising the nationwide number to 738,322.

Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for the ministry, said at her daily briefing that 461 more deaths from the virus were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 40,582 in the country.

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BUDAPEST -- On Friday, Hungary registered 5,097 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour span, raising the national total to 131,887, according to the government's coronavirus information website.

In the past 24 hours, 99 people have died, taking the death toll to 2,883 in the country, while 29,802 have recovered. Currently, 6,690 patients are being treated in hospitals, 518 of them are on ventilators. Enditem

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