Live COVID-19 updates: Saudi Arabia registers 2,994 new coronavirus cases, 229,480 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-11 23:46:33|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday 2,994 new coronavirus cases, raising the total number in the kingdom to 229,480, the health ministry tweeted.

In addition, the cases of recovery increased to 165,396 after 2,370 new recoveries were reported, while 30 more fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 2,181.

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Health Ministry on Saturday confirmed 2,734 new COVID-19 cases, as the total number of infections climbed to 75,194.

A statement issued by the ministry also confirmed 95 more deaths during the day, raising the death toll from the virus to 3,055 in the country.

It also said that 1,699 people recovered, bringing the total recoveries from the disease to 43,079.

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YANGON -- The number of COVID-19 infection cases has increased to 330 in Myanmar as of Saturday, according to latest figures from the country's Ministry of Health and Sports.

According to the ministry's release, four people tested positive for COVID-19 while being under quarantine in Yangon region after their recent arrivals from India and Britain.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- Brunei reported no new case of COVID-19 on Saturday with the national tally of cases standing at 141.

It marked the 65th consecutive day without new cases since May 7.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, no active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Center.

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YEREVAN -- Armenia on Saturday reported 489 new COVID-19 cases, taking its total to 31,392, according to the country's center for disease control.

Data from the center showed that 710 more patients have recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 19,419.

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BEIJING -- Chinese authorities issued a statement on promoting the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the development of the maritime economy on Saturday, the 16th Maritime Day of China.

China's seafarers are still at the forefront of ensuring the smooth operation of international logistics and supply chains as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread worldwide, according to the document posted on the website of the Ministry of Transport.

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HANOI -- Vietnam reported a new case of COVID-19 infection on Saturday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 370 with zero deaths so far, according to its Ministry of Health.

The latest case is a 29-year-old Serbian man recently entering the country from Oman, said the ministry, noting that he was quarantined upon arrival. Enditem