Live COVID-19 updates: Toddler among 3 new COVID-19 cases in Cambodia

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BEIJING, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 1,772 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, bringing the national total to 86,618.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 12 of the new cases are imported with 1,760 being local transmissions.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia on Tuesday confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 including a one-year-old local boy and two people who had traveled from overseas, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The baby is the son of a 30-year-old woman who tested positive for the virus on Nov. 29 after having direct contact with an infected person linked to the first-ever community transmission on Nov. 28, the statement said.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 6,120 within one day to 629,429, with the death toll adding by 155 to 19,111, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

According to the ministry, 5,699 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 516,656.

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KABUL -- The death toll of COVID-19 in Afghanistan has increased to 2,001 after 26 patients lost their lives within the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Public Health reported on Tuesday.

The ministry also confirmed 256 new cases during the period, bringing the number of infected people across the country to 49,740 including 8,621 active cases, the ministry said in a statement.

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CHENGDU -- A Sichuan Airlines pilot has tested positive for coronavirus and been diagnosed as a confirmed, imported COVID-19 case.

The 26-year-old pilot landed in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on an international cargo flight from Los Angeles on Nov. 29. He was then placed under quarantine in a designated location where he tested negative for coronavirus, the Sichuan provincial health commission said on Tuesday.

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COLOMBO -- The number of COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka reached 33,478 on Tuesday with 650 new patients, the health ministry said.

A total of 24,309 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, bringing the number of active cases to 9,015. Enditem

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