Live COVID-19 updates: U.S. reports record-high daily increase of nearly 200,000 COVID-19 cases

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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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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Friday reported 456 deaths from COVID-19, raising the nationwide death toll to 164,737.

Meanwhile, the Latin American country registered 29,070 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the accumulated national caseload to 5,810,652.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentine authorities on Friday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic was not over and urged people to follow official recommendations to mitigate the spread of the disease.

"The pandemic is not over in any country, so it is very important that we continue to comply with the recommendations," the Health Ministry's Secretary of Access to Health Carla Vizzotti said at a press conference.

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TRIPOLI -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Friday reported 824 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to over 72,000.

Of 3,864 suspected samples it received, 824 were tested positive, the center said in a statement, adding that 556 patients have recovered while 10 others died.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland reported 18 new imported COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,680, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

Of the new imported cases, seven were reported in Guangdong, five in Shanghai, two in Tianjin and Liaoning, respectively, and one each in Fujian and Shaanxi, the commission said in its daily report. Enditem

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