Live COVID-19 updates: Iraq records 1,106 new cases, 21,315 in total

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BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) — The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Health Ministry on Monday recorded 1,106 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 21,315 in the country.

It said that 45 more people died from the coronavirus during the day, bringing the death toll to 652, while 9,271 patients have recovered.

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ADDIS ABABA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent surpassed 242,105 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC in its latest update said the death toll from the pandemic also rose to 6,464 as of Monday afternoon, according to the Africa CDC.

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RAMALLAH — Palestine on Monday confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the West Bank, bringing the total number in the Palestinian territories to 686.

One of the new cases was detected in Dar Salah town in the Bethlehem district, the first case since the district was declared free of coronavirus on May 10, Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said in a press statement.

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NAIROBI — Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 133 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally of infections to 3,727.

Mutahi Kagwe, cabinet secretary in the Ministry of Health, told journalists that the new cases were detected from 3,365 samples which were tested in the last 24 hours.

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BEIJING — The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has sent epidemic prevention supplies to six countries to help battle COVID-19.

Answering the calls from the armed forces of Belarus, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, as well as Trinidad and Tobago, the PLA shipped supplies, including surgical masks and protective suits, by railway, sea and other means on Saturday.

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KAMPALA — Uganda on Monday reported nine more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 705 in the east African country.

The nine included four Ugandan cross-border truck drivers, Henry Mwebesa, director-general of health services at the Ministry of Health, said in a statement. Enditem

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