Thu, 04 Mar 2021

BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BAGHDAD -- The Chinese Embassy in Iraq on Thursday delivered a batch of suppliers to Iraq to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and improve the livelihood of Iraqi people.

Chinese Ambassador to Iraq Zhang Tao and Iraqi Interior Ministry's Senior Deputy Minister Hussein al-Awadi signed the handover of the Chinese donation in the presence of representatives from foreign and finance ministries.

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PARIS -- With 22,848 infections confirmed in the last 24 hours, France's total coronavirus cases now stand at 2,987,965, official data showed on Thursday.

The data posted on the government's website showed that the coronavirus caused 346 fatalities over the past day, bringing the death toll to 71,998.

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ALGIERS -- Algeria on Thursday reported 246 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the North Africa country to 104,852.

The death toll from the virus in Algeria rose to 2,853 after four new fatalities were recorded, said the Algerian Ministry of Health in a statement.

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Health Ministry on Thursday night reported 2,511 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 190,884.

The death toll from the virus rose by 68 to 5,989 in the North African country, the ministry said in a statement.

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ANKARA -- Turkey confirmed on Thursday 6,289 new COVID-19 cases as the total infections surged to 2,412,505.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 153 to 24,640, while the total recoveries climbed to 2,290,032 after 6,113 more cases recovered in the last 24 hours, said the Turkish Health Ministry.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 7,575 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 582,293.

The death toll from the COVID-19 in Israel reached 4,232 after 58 new fatalities were added, while the number of patients in serious condition decreased from 1,163 to 1,156, out of 1,828 hospitalized patients.

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RAMALLAH -- The Palestinian Health Ministry reported on Thursday 17 cases of new COVID-19 strain.

Mai al-Kaila, Palestinian health minister, said in a press statement that medical teams are following up on the patients' conditions, as well as taking samples from their contacts.

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