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Live COVID-19 updates: Russia adds 16,715 new cases

22 Jun 2021, 21:44 GMT+10

BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MOSCOW -- Russia has logged 16,715 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 5,350,919, the country's monitoring and response center said Tuesday.

On Monday, with the highest daily increase in fatalities since Feb. 11, the national death toll rose by 546 to 130,347, while recoveries grew by 11,117 to 4,889,450.

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KABUL -- Afghanistan recorded 2,202 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total tally to 107,957, the Ministry of Public Health said.

The government-run and private laboratories conducted 5,499 tests in the past 24 hours, with 2,202 of them being positive with the virus, the ministry said in a graph providing daily COVID-19 figures.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 13,668 within one day to 2,018,113, with the death toll adding by 335 to 55,291, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

According to the ministry, 8,375 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,810,136.

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BEIJING -- Nearly 1.05 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Monday, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia reported 2,231 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the national caseload to 98,050, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Fourteen more fatalities were reported in the past day, bringing the nationwide death toll to 477, the ministry said in a statement, adding that 886 more patients recovered, taking the total recoveries to 64,354.

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QUITO -- Ecuador reported on Monday 192 new COVID-19 infections and 10 more deaths in the past 24 hours, to reach an accumulated 446,633 cases and 15,713 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

The province of Pichincha led in new infections in the last day with 37, of which 35 were registered in the capital Quito, the epicenter of the pandemic in the South American country.

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