Sat, 31 Oct 2020

BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MOSCOW -- Russia has registered 6,196 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 1,109,595, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Monday.

Meanwhile, 71 new deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 19,489, it said.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,176 within one day to 248,852, with the death toll adding by 124 to 9,677, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

According to the ministry, 3,470 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 180,797.

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YINCHUAN -- A batch of medical supplies donated to Fayoum, Egypt, by the local government of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region left Yinchuan, the regional capital, on Monday.

The medical supplies, including 30,000 medical masks and 1,000 medical protective suits, will help the local fight against COVID-19 in Fayoum, said Ningxia's foreign affairs office.

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MANILA -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 290,190 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,475 new daily cases on Monday.

The DOH said that the number of recoveries also rose to 230,233 after 400 more patients recovered. Meanwhile, 15 more patients died, bringing the death toll to 4,999.

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NEW DELHI -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Monday morning rose to 5,487,580, India's federal health ministry said.

During the past 24 hours, 86,961 new cases were reported from across the country and 1,130 more deaths were also recorded.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's ministry of health reported 4,300 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 187,902.

The number of death cases reached 1,256, with 30 new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition rose from 604 to a record high of 643.

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon registered on Sunday the highest daily increase in COVID-19 infections of 1,006, raising the total number to 29,303, while death toll went up by 11 to 297, the Health Ministry reported.

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan urged authorities to impose complete lockdown in the country for two weeks in an attempt to reduce the number of infections, especially as the country's health sector has limited capabilities.

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