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BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico reported 6,717 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, taking the national count to 469,407 cases, the country's health ministry said on Friday.

Meanwhile, 794 additional deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 51,311.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil has registered nearly 100,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday.

The ministry said that over the last 24 hours, 1,079 deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 99,572, and 50,230 new COVID-19 cases were registered, raising the total number of cases to 2,962,442.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Saturday that it received reports of 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Friday, including 25 locally transmitted.

All the 25 locally-transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia confirmed three new imported COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 246, the Health Ministry said a statement.

The new cases were three Cambodian men, aged between 24 and 27, who arrived in the kingdom on July 31 from Pakistan via a connecting flight in Malaysia, the statement said, adding that they were on the same flight with the five positive cases found recently.

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WASHINGTON -- A seven-year-old boy, who had no known underlying health conditions, has become the youngest person known to die of COVID-19 in southern U.S. state Georgia, local media reported Friday.

"Every COVID-19 death we report is tragic, but to lose someone so young is especially heart-breaking," Nancy Nydam, director of communications for the Georgia Department of Public Health, told CBS News.

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