Thu, 05 Aug 2021

SYDNEY -- Australia's most populous city of Sydney has experienced an uptick of community cases, over half of which are still under investigation, with health authorities scrambling to regain control.

In the 24 hours to 8:00 p.m. local time Tuesday night, the state of New South Wales (NSW), epicentre of the country's current outbreak, recorded 110 new community cases, of which only 54 have been linked to a known case or cluster. (Australia-COVID-19)

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TOKYO -- Japan's exports in the first half of 2021 increased by 23.2 percent from the previous year, logging the largest year-on-year growth in 11 years, revealing the global economic rebound from the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to government data, local media reported Wednesday.

The rise was the sharpest on a half-year basis since the previous 37.9 percent jump recorded in the first half of 2010 when the world economy was recovering from the global financial crisis, said a preliminary report by the Finance Ministry. (Japan-Exports)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 31,216,337 on Wednesday as 42,015 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, as many as 3,998 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 418,480.

There are still 407,170 active COVID-19 cases in the country with a rise of 1,050 cases during the past 24 hours. (India-COVID-19 Cases)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases hit a new record high amid the continued resurgence caused by cluster infections in the Seoul metropolitan area, the health authorities said Wednesday.

The country reported 1,784 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, lifting the total number of infections to 182,265, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). (South Korea-COVID-19 Cases)

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