Live COVID-19 updates: France registers nearly 20,000 new cases

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BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PARIS -- Official figures showed on Tuesday that some 19,752 people in France have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, sharply higher than Monday's 3,582.

To date, France has registered a total of 2,806,590 cases since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 742 patients in hospitals and nursing homes had succumbed to the disease within a day, bringing the combined death toll to 68,802.

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NEW YORK -- New York City's COVID-19 test positivity rate on a seven-day average went down to 8.15 percent, compared with 8.18 percent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, de Blasio said that there were 196 new hospital admissions and 5,068 new cases of the coronavirus, adding that "We have a lot of work to do as we wait for the vaccine to make an impact. That's how we get through these final months in the fight against COVID-19."

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SANTIAGO -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and his wife Cecilia Morel are to begin "preventive quarantine" after coming into close contact with a person later diagnosed to have COVID-19, the president's press office said on Tuesday.

Both Pinera and the first lady tested negative for COVID-19, according to the statement.

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TOKYO -- Japan on Tuesday confirmed 4,539 new daily COVID-19 cases, bringing the nation's cumulative total to 298,172 infections, not including those related to a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama last year.

The latest figure comes as Japan may expand on Wednesday a state of emergency over the coronavirus to cover the western regions of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures and the central Japan prefectures of Aichi and Gifu, government sources said.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 9,242 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number in the country to 508,604.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Israel reached 3,756 with 61 new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition increased from 1,065 to 1,072, out of 1,738 hospitalized patients.

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TAIPEI -- A doctor and a nurse working in the same hospital in Taiwan were confirmed to have COVID-19 Tuesday, the local epidemic monitoring agency said.

The doctor, who is in his 30s, had treated COVID-19 patients in the hospital in northern Taiwan before showing symptoms of cough and fever on Jan. 8. He was confirmed to be infected with the virus Tuesday. Enditem

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