COVID-19 Updates: UK coronavirus cases rise by nearly 3,000 a day

COVID-19 Updates: UK coronavirus cases rise by nearly 3,000 a day

BEIJING, Sept. 11 — The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Xinhua news agency.

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LONDON — The daily number of coronavirus cases in Britain on Thursday edged a step closer to 3,000, with another 2,919 recorded overnight, according to the official figures.

It marked an increase of 260 over Wednesday’s figure, when 2,659 new infections were officially confirmed.

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BEIRUT — Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 infections increased on Thursday by 560 cases to 22,437 while the death toll went up by 7 to 219, the Health Ministry reported.

Lebanon succeeded in containing the virus at first, but the lack of proper measures by citizens led to the spread of the virus.

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YANGON — The number of COVID-19 infections in Myanmar has risen to 2,150, with 142 news cases on Thursday night, according to a release from the country’s Health and Sports Ministry.

On Thursday alone, 262 cases were reported, registering the highest surge in a single day.

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RAMALLAH — Palestine on Thursday reported 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the Palestinian territories to 37,214.

In addition, seven more fatalities were added, raising the death toll to 224, while 25,483 in total have recovered from the infectious disease since the outbreak six months ago, said Health Minister Mai al-Kaila in a press statement sent to Xinhua.

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PARIS — French health authorities on Thursday said almost 10,000 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in one day, making a record since the epidemic outbreak.

In the past 24 hours, 9,843 new cases were confirmed, bringing the country’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 353,944, data released by the country’s Health Ministry showed.

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JERUSALEM — The number of COVID-19 cases in Israel surged to 145,526 on Thursday, with 4,429 new infections, Israel’s Ministry of Health said.

This is the highest daily rise since the outbreak of the pandemic in Israel in late February, breaking the previous record of 3,590 cases registered on Tuesday.

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CAIRO — Egypt reported on Thursday 154 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number in the country to 100,557, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, 13 more patients died from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5,590, while 908 were cured and discharged from hospitals, bringing the total recoveries to 81,597.

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