Sat, 24 Jul 2021

SYDNEY -- Australian authorities on Thursday told citizens to "brace" for more COVID-19 cases in the coming days as the country's most populous city of Sydney was experiencing its worst day in the number of daily cases.

The state of New South Wales (NSW) with Sydney as the capital city recorded 124 new community cases in the 24 hours to 8:00 p.m. local time Wednesday night, and just 37 of the cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period. (Australia-COVID-19 cases)

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's COVID-19 case total has risen to 70,419 on Thursday after 811 fresh infections were reported across the country, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The new infections included 511 local cases and 300 imported cases, the ministry said.

Twenty more fatalities had been confirmed, bringing the overall death toll to 1,188, it said, adding that 798 patients had recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 62,577. (Cambodia-COVID-19 cases)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 31,257,720 on Thursday as 41,383 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, as many as 507 deaths from the virus have been reported since Wednesday morning, taking the total death toll to 418,987.

There are still 409,394 active COVID-19 cases in the country with a rise of 2,224 cases during the past 24 hours. (India-COVID-19 cases)

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MANILA -- China delivered an additional batch of Sinovac CoronaVac vaccines to the Philippines on Thursday to support the Southeast Asian country's campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque and Carlito Galvez, the official in charge of vaccine procurement, received the fresh shipment of CoronaVac purchased from the Chinese manufacturer, which arrived before 8 a.m. local time at the airport. (Philippines-Chinese vaccines)

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