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BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Sunday that it received reports of seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday and all of them were imported.

Of the seven imported cases, four were reported in Tianjin Municipality, two in Shanghai Municipality and one in Zhejiang Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

No new suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported Saturday, according to the commission.

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DUBAI -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday announced 403 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 54,453.

The ministry said that 679 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 44,648.

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CAIRO -- Egypt confirmed on Saturday 923 new COVID-19 infections, raising the tally in the country to 81,158, said Egyptian Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, 67 patients died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 3,769, while 602 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals, taking the total recoveries to 23,876, Egyptian Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 1,197 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday night, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 37,463.

The ministry said that the number of death cases rose from 351 to 354, while the number of patients in serious condition rose from 130 to 134, out of 471 patients currently hospitalized.

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