Sun, 29 Nov 2020

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

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MEXICO CITY -- The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Mexico has reached to 90,309 on Wednesday with 495 more deaths during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

The country has also registered 5,595 new infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 906,863.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Thursday that it received reports of 47 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Wednesday, including 23 that were domestically transmitted and 24 imported.

All the domestically-transmitted cases were asymptomatic cases from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that were re-categorized as confirmed cases, according to the National Health Commission and Xinjiang's health commission.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she hopes the current selloff in the U.S. stock market will prompt President Donald Trump to reach a deal with Democrats on the new COVID-19 relief package.

"What the President cares a lot about is the stock market, and as he sees the market react to the spread of the virus and sees the market react to the fact that we do not have an agreement, which could inject resources into the economy. Hopefully now he will come to the table in a serious way to crush the virus," Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil's Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 28,629 new COVID-19 infections and 510 more deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide count to 5,468,270 and the death toll to 158,456.

The state of Sao Paulo, the most industrialized and populous in Brazil with 46 million inhabitants, is worst hit by the pandemic with 1,103,582 infections and 39,007 deaths.

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SANTIAGO -- Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris said Wednesday that the country has seen less than 100 critical cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 12 days.

Out of the 745 patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) over that period, only 79 were considered critical, he noted.

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