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

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SAO PAULO — Brazil has registered 376 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 168,989, the Ministry of Health said Saturday.

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Meanwhile, the number of infections went up by 32,622, bringing the nationwide tally to 6,052,786, the ministry said.

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WELLINGTON — New Zealand reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

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All of the nine new cases were recent returnees detected in managed isolation, while no new case was detected in the community, said the ministry.

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OTTAWA — Some provinces in Canada reported their record single-day increases in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, reported CTV.

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As of Saturday afternoon, Canada reported a total of 324,375 COVID-19 cases and 11,397 deaths, CTV’s coronavirus tracker said.

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Ontario reported a record daily increase of 1,588 cases on Saturday, surpassing the province’s previous single-day high of 1,581 cases on Nov. 14.

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BEIJING — China’s National Health Commission said Sunday that it received reports of 17 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday, including three domestically transmitted and 14 imported cases.

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Of the domestically transmitted cases, two were reported in Inner Mongolia and one in Shanghai, the commission said in its daily report.

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No new suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported on Saturday, the commission said.

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ADDIS ABABA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,043,462, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Saturday.

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The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 49,099 as of Saturday afternoon.

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DUBLIN — Ireland reported 344 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the country’s caseload to 70,143, according to the Irish Department of Health.

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Four more people died from COVID-19, bringing the death toll in the country to 2,022, said the department in a statement.

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NEW YORK — The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 12 million on Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

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U.S. COVID-19 case count rose to 12,019,960, with a total of 255,414 deaths, as of 3:27 p.m. local time (2027 GMT), according to the CSSE tally.

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LJUBLJANA — The COVID-19 death toll in Slovenia has passed the 1,000 mark, showed official figures on Saturday.

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The country’s death toll rose by 31 in the last 24 hours to 1,026, while the total number of cases increased by 1,690 to 64,123.

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