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BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported about 3,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday taking the total to nearly 250,000, with over half of the patients having recovered in the country so far.

The latest figures reported by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health showed 2,977 new COVID-19 positive cases and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,882 within one day to 118,753, with the death toll up 69 to 5,521, the country's health ministry said on Thursday.

According to the ministry, 1,756 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 75,645.

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BERLIN -- Germany's COVID-19 cases rose by 1,045 within one day to 213,067, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said on Thursday.

The 1,045 new cases are the highest number of daily COVID-19 infections in the country since May 7.

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BEIJING -- A production workshop for inactivated COVID-19 vaccines in Beijing has passed biosafety inspection and is qualified for use, according to the China National Biotec Group (CNBG).

The construction of the workshop was completed in April with the support of the Beijing municipal government, the CNBG said.

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's health ministry reported on Wednesday 829 new COVID-19 deaths, taking its national toll from the pandemic to 49,698.

Meanwhile, 6,139 new cases were reported, bringing the total in the country to 456,100, according to the ministry.

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MANILA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 119,460 after the country's Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,561 new daily cases on Thursday.

The DOH said the number of recoveries further rose to 66,837 after 569 more patients have survived the disease, and the death toll increased to 2,150 after adding 28 more deaths.

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MOSCOW -- Russia has registered 5,267 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its total to 871,894, the fourth highest in the world, the country's coronavirus response center said Thursday.

Meanwhile, 116 people died in the same period, pushing its national tally to 14,606, while a total of 7,331 patients have recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 676,357, the center said.

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