Live COVID-19 updates: India's COVID-19 tally rises to 10,169,118

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BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,169,118 on Saturday as 22,273 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the country's health ministry.

According to the data, the death toll mounted to 147,343 as 251 COVID-19 patients died since Friday morning.

There are still 281,667 active cases in the country, while 9,740,108 people have been discharged so far from hospitals after medical treatment.

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MUMBAI -- Asia's largest slum in India's financial capital Mumbai drew a blank score for fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday for the first time after 267 days, after it reported the first case on April 1 this year.

"A 'zero' that will be remembered as the best score ever!" the city's civic authority BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on the social media.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 1,132 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Friday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 55,902.

The daily caseload stayed above 1,000 for two straight days after posting a record high of 1,241 on the prior day.

The daily number of infections hovered above 100 for 49 days since Nov. 8 due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the national tally to 1,082, said the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD).

The latest cases were locally transmitted, including two in health workers of the country's National Cancer Center in the capital city Ulan Bator, said Amarjargal Ambaselmaa, head of the NCCD's Surveillance Department, at a daily press conference. Enditem

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