Live COVID-19 updates: France reports 7-month high daily deaths

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BEIJING, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WASHINGTON -- The United States reported an all-time high of nearly 200,000 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, setting a new record for the fifth time in a week, data updated Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show.

The new daily case count of 194,610 refreshed the previous nationwide record of 143,408 cases set on the previous day, pushing the seven-day average daily increase to a record high of 132,442 cases, according to the latest CDC data.

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PARIS -- France reported 932 lives lost to COVID-19 on Friday, the highest single-day death number since mid-April, while new cases and hospital admissions dwindled, a sign that reinforced curbs on people's movement are starting to work.

Now the total of deaths from COVID-19 reached 43,892, with nursing home accounting for nearly one third of the fatalities, health authorities said.

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LONDON -- Another 27,301 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,317,496, according to official figures released Friday.

The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 376 to 51,304, the data showed.

Britain is the first European nation to record more than 50,000 coronavirus deaths. It is the fifth country in the world to hit the tragic milestone, following the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.

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BEIJING -- China's civil aviation regulator announced on Friday the suspension for one week of the Bangladeshi US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka-Guangzhou flight and the Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Chongqing flight after several passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on recent flights. Enditem

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