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Live COVID-19 updates: Kuwait reports 514 new cases

09 Aug 2020, 22:51 GMT+10

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Sunday reported 514 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 71,713 and the death toll to 478, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 7,716 patients are receiving treatment, including 115 in ICU, the statement added.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rose to 257,600 on Sunday with 2,487 new cases reported, and deaths from the virus increased to 3,399.

Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana told a briefing on Sunday that 34 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,893 within one day to 125,396, with the death toll adding by 65 to 5,723, the country's health ministry said on Sunday.

According to the ministry, 1,646 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 80,952.

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TBILISI -- Georgia reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the nationwide total to 1,225.

Two of the nine new cases were imported, while the origin of one imported case is unknown, the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health said.

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HONG KONG -- The Center for Health Protection of China's Hong Kong reported 72 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 4,079.

The number of new cases, including 63 local infections, marked the seventh straight day for the daily increase in Hong Kong to stay below 100. Meanwhile, there were also about 40 preliminary confirmed cases.

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MOSCOW -- Russia registered 5,189 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 887,536, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Sunday.

Meanwhile, 77 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 14,931.

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