Live COVID-19 updates: Turkey confirms 50,678 new cases

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SANTIAGO — The Chilean Ministry of Health reported 7,945 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday and 133 more deaths.

According to the ministry, the number of accumulated cases has risen to 1,076,499, with 45,792 patients in the active stage of the disease, while the death toll has risen to 24,346.

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ANKARA — Turkey on Sunday reported 50,678 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,548 symptomatic patients, raising the total number in the country to 3,849,011, according to its health ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 237 to 33,939, while the total recoveries climbed to 3,331,411 after 30,194 more cases recovered in the last 24 hours.

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BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Sunday 6,791 new coronavirus cases, raising the total nationwide infections to 924,946.

The new cases included 2,447 in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, 985 in Basra, 494 in Sulaimaniyah, 439 in Wasit, and 333 in Duhok, while the other cases were detected in other provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

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OTTAWA — Ontario, Canada’s most populous province with a population of 14 million, reported 4,456 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest single day case count since the pandemic started last year.

The report brought the cumulative total number of COVID-19 cases to 386,608, including 7,552 deaths and 346,239 recoveries.

As of Sunday morning, Canada reported a cumulative total of 1,058,530 cases, including 23,313 deaths and 962,549 recoveries, according to CTV.

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MUSCAT — The Omani Health Ministry on Sunday announced 3,544 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the sultanate to 171,549, the official Oman News Agency reported.

Meanwhile, 2,815 people recovered during the past 72 hours, taking the overall recoveries to 152,784 while 29 deaths were reported in three days’ time, pushing the tally up to 1,776, according to a ministry statement quoted by ONA.

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TEHRAN — The Iranian Health Ministry on Sunday reported 21,063 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s total infections to 2,070,141.

The pandemic has so far claimed 64,490 lives in Iran, up by 258 in the past 24 hours, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, during her daily briefing.

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LONDON — British scientists have warned that the British government is risking a third wave of COVID-19 by easing the lockdown too soon, local media reported Sunday.

“There are areas in West Yorkshire, the Black Country and other regions that still have high infection rates. However, many people there cannot afford to self-isolate. We need to tackle that issue urgently or the virus will come back again,” Leeds University medical school Associate Professor Stephen Griffin told the Observer.

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ADDIS ABABA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,340,817 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic stood at 115,418 while 3,897,927 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.