Live COVID-19 updates: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 1,000 for 1st time

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-29 19:06:42|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TOKYO -- Japan confirmed 1,002 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, exceeding 1,000 for the first time, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities.

In Tokyo, the epicenter of Japan's outbreak, 250 new cases were reported on Wednesday. The daily tally of the capital has been above 200 every day in the past week except once.

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SHENYANG -- Northeast China's Liaoning Province reported eight new confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the provincial health commission said Wednesday.

All new confirmed patients are in the city of Dalian and were previously asymptomatic cases, according to the commission.

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ULAN BATOR -- The Mongolian government on Wednesday said all kindergartens and general educational schools across the country would open on Sept. 1.

Mongolia will restart classes for students of vocational training and production centers on Sept. 14, while university students will return to classes on Oct. 5, the government's press office said in a statement.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported another 13 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 8,956.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that eight of the cases are imported and five more are local transmissions.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total to reach more than 232,000, with 3,035 deaths so far.

"3,009 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 232,194," Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing Wednesday afternoon.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 2,381 within one day to 104,432, with the death toll adding by 74 to 4,975, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The ministry also said 1,599 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 62,138. Enditem