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BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TEHRAN -- Iran recorded 2,132 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 328,844 on Monday, Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the health ministry, said at her daily update.

According to the state TV, Lari said that the death toll from the virus in the country rose to 18,616 after 189 new deaths were added overnight.

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TOKYO -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 761 to reach 49,671 on Monday, according to Japan's health ministry and local governments.

The total number of infections excludes the 712 cases from the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama in February.

The new daily addition dropped down the 1,000 mark on Monday after the number surpassed 1,200 for six straight days and peaked at 1,605 on Friday.

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Monday reported 687 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 72,400 and the death toll to 482, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 7,890 patients are receiving treatment, including 117 in ICU, the statement added.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 4,148.

Among the 67 local cases, 45 are related to previously confirmed cases, while the sources of infection of the other 22 cases remained unknown, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the CHP's Communicable Disease Branch, said at a media briefing.

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SHENYANG -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in northeast China's Liaoning Province for the fourth straight day on Sunday, the provincial health commission said Monday.

By Sunday, Liaoning had reported a total of 261 confirmed cases, including 37 imported ones. Two people had died, and 181 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- Brunei reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with the national tally of cases standing at 142.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, no more recoveries were recorded on Monday, maintaining the total number of recovered cases at 138. There is one active case being treated at the National Isolation Center, who was recorded on Aug. 7.

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