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BEIJING, June 7 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MANILA -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 21,895 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 555 new infections on Sunday.

The DOH said in a daily bulletin that the number of recoveries further climbed to 4,530 after 89 more patients were healed.

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CHANGCHUN -- Three districts in the city of Jilin in northeast China's Jilin Province have been classified as low-risk areas of COVID-19 starting from Sunday, according to the provincial headquarters for epidemic prevention and control.

The three districts consist of Fengman District, which had been regarded as an epidemic high-risk area, and the districts of Changyi and Chuanying that were formerly classified as mid-risk areas.

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KABUL -- Afghanistan's COVID-19 cases reached 20,345 after 791 new cases were reported, the country's Ministry of Public Health confirmed on Sunday.

"A total of 1,427 tests were conducted within the past 24 hours, out of which 791 tests were confirmed to be COVID-19 positive," the ministry said in a statement.

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ISLAMABAD -- The death toll of COVID-19 has risen to 2,002 with 98,943 confirmed cases in Pakistan, according to data updated by the country's health ministry Sunday morning.

A total of 4,960 new cases and 67 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

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ULAN BATOR -- A total of 193 COVID-19 cases has so far been reported in Mongolia with no case recorded over the last 24 hours, the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said on Sunday.

The NCCD conducted 217 COVID-19 tests at three laboratories across the country on Saturday, and the results were all negative, Dulmaa Nyamkhuu, the NCCD's head, said at a daily press conference.

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NEW DELHI -- India's federal health ministry Sunday morning said that 287 new deaths due to COVID-19 and an additional 9,971 positive cases were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the death toll to 6,929 and total cases to 246,628.

This is the highest spike in the number of cases in the country so far.

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BEIJING -- The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) informed his U.S. counterpart of COVID-19 at least as early as Jan. 4, according to a white paper published by China's State Council Information Office Sunday.

"On January 4, the head of China CDC held a telephone conversation with the director of the U.S. CDC, briefing him about the new pneumonia. The two sides agreed to keep in close contact on information sharing and cooperation on technical matters," said the white paper "Fighting COVID-19: China in Action."

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