Live COVID-19 updates: India's COVID-19 tally rises to 31,064,908

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BEIJING, July 17 (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 31,064,908 on Saturday, as 38,079 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, according to the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 560 deaths due to the pandemic have been reported since Friday morning, took the total death toll to 413,091.

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BANGKOK -- Thailand on Saturday reported record numbers of new daily COVID-19 infections and fatalities, as the country grappled with its worst-ever wave of the outbreak.

The Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the country's COVID-19 task force, said the country logged 10,082 new cases and 141 fatalities over the past 24 hours.

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MANILA -- China delivered an additional batch of Sinovac CoronaVac vaccines to the Philippines on Saturday morning to support the Southeast Asian country's campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fresh shipment of CoronaVac vaccines procured by Philippine government from China's Sinovac Biotech arrived at the airport in Manila around 8:00 a.m. local time.

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BRASILIA -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a law authorizing the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines by veterinary facilities, as well as the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

The law requires interested parties to comply with all sanitary standards and biosafety requirements for facilities engaged in the production of vaccines for human use, according to the Official Gazette on Friday. Enditem

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