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Live COVID-19 updates: Iraq reports 3,599 new cases

02 Mar 2021, 02:18 GMT+10

BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Monday 3,599 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total nationwide infections to 699,088.

It also reported 22 new deaths, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 13,428, while the total recoveries in Iraq climbed by 3,708 to 639,639.

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MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thanked China again for donating a batch of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac to the Philippines.

"From the bottom of my heart and with immense gratitude, I thank you, the Chinese people and government, for being so generous," Duterte said during a televised public address on Monday night.

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HELSINKI -- The Finnish government declared Monday a state of emergency due to the worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The state of emergency would take effect immediately, a press release from the Prime Minister's Office said.

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MUSCAT -- The Omani health ministry on Monday announced 312 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 141,808, the official Oman News Agency reported.

Meanwhile, 226 people recovered during the past 24 hours, taking the overall recoveries to 132,685, while seven people reportedly died, pushing the death toll up to 1,577, according to a ministry statement quoted by ONA.

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