Live COVID-19 updates: Russia adds 27,787 COVID-19 cases

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BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 61 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, taking its total tally to 8,671.

The new cases included 60 local infections, with 19 of them untraceable, according to a CHP press briefing.

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TBILISI -- Georgia reported 538 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing its total to 222,143.

Among the new cases, 257 were confirmed in the capital city of Tbilisi, the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) said.

As of Monday, 206,313 of the 222,143 patients have recovered, while 2,418 others have died, said the center.

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MOSCOW -- Russia recorded 27,787 more COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 28,284 a day earlier, the country's COVID-19 response center said Monday.

The national tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,078,035, including 55,265 deaths and 2,471,309 recoveries, the center said.

Moscow, Russia's worst-hit region, reported 6,253 new cases over the past day, taking the city's total caseload to 792,457.

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Health Ministry reported 5,908 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total nationwide infections to 1,206,373.

The pandemic has so far claimed 54,814 lives in Iran, up by 121 in the past 24 hours, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education during her daily briefing.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 5,854 within one day to 719,219, with the death toll adding by 215 to 21,452, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

According to the ministry, 6,302 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 589,978.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia confirmed 16 more COVID-19 cases on Monday, said the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD).

The latest cases were locally transmitted, including six in health workers of the Central Military Hospital 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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