Thu, 16 Jul 2020

BEIJING, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LIMA -- Peru on Monday reported 5,563 new COVID-19 cases and 128 more deaths, bringing the total caseload of infections to 170,039 and the death toll to 4,634.

Among the worst-hit areas, capital Lima has registered 103,020 cases, followed by the west-central province of Callao, with 12,495 cases, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

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CHANGCHUN -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic cases were reported in northeast China's Jilin Province on Monday, the provincial health commission said Tuesday.

As of Monday, Jilin had reported no newly confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for nine consecutive days.

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TRIPOLI -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Monday reported 12 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the caseload in the country to 168, with 52 recoveries and five deaths.

In a statement late Monday, the center said it received a total of 658 suspected cases, 646 of whom tested negative and 12 positive.

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BEIJING -- China's inactivated COVID-19 vaccine is expected to finish clinical trials and get ready for the market as early as the end of this year or early next year, according to developer China National Biotec Group (CNBG).

As a subsidiary of the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), CNBG has two inactivated COVID-19 vaccines under Phase-2 clinical trials and has increased its vaccine production capacity.

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia registered on Monday 1,881 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 87,142, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The kingdom reported 1,864 new recoveries, increasing the recovered cases to 64,306.

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SANTIAGO -- Chile on Monday reported a total of 105,159 cases of novel coronavirus infection, and 1,113 deaths from the disease.

In the past 24 hours ending 9 p.m. local time Sunday, 5,471 new cases of infection were detected and 59 more patients died, the Health Ministry said.

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