Wed, 20 Jan 2021

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BERLIN -- Germany recorded 18,633 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 961,320, according to data released Wednesday by the Robert Koch Institute.

The death toll in the country increased by 410 to 14,771, it added.

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NEW DELHI -- India's opposition senior Congress party leader Ahmed Patel died Wednesday morning at a hospital due to multiple organ failure after having tested positive for the COVID-19 last month, his family said.

The 71-year-old Patel was undergoing treatment at a local hospital in the outskirts of Delhi, where he was admitted after his health worsened after contracting COVID-19.

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HOHHOT -- Manzhouli, a border city in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has reported two new locally-transmitted asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday, the regional health commission said.

One suspected COVID-19 case, locally transmitted, was also registered during the same period in the city.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 170,000 on Tuesday, after 630 new death cases were reported in the past 24 hours, according to Brazil's Ministry of Health.

The death number registered on Tuesday was more than twice as many as the 302 of Monday, raising its death toll to 170,115.

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