Fri, 05 Mar 2021

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

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GABORONE -- Botswana's death toll from COVID-19 has reached 105, an official said on Thursday evening.

In his weekly update on the pandemic, Mosepele Mosepele, deputy coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce for COVID-19, reported 17 new deaths, adding that the taskforce has detected a high infection and mortality rate since the beginning of the year. (Botswana-COVID-19)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,625,428 on Friday as 14,545 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 153,032 as 163 COVID-19 patients died since Thursday morning. (India-COVID-19-Cases)

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VIENTIANE -- Laos has detected two more COVID-19 cases, with its total number rising to 43.

Lao Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meaungpak told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday that the two new cases include a 33-year-old woman living in southern Laos' Champasak province, who returned to the country from Thailand. (Laos-COVID-19-Cases)

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CANBERRA -- Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared that Australia has beaten a third wave of coronavirus infections.

Morrison on Friday held a meeting of the National Cabinet, which consists of the prime minister and state and territory leaders, to discuss Australia's ongoing response to the pandemic. (Australia-COVID-19)

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