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BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported 1,812 new COVID-19 cases and 26 more deaths on Monday, bring the number of total cases to 339,332 and the number of total deaths to 4,759, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

The official data showed that 14,216 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across the country.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 3,141 within one day to 221,523, with the death toll adding by 118 to 8,841, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

According to the ministry, 3,395 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 158,405.

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MANILA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 265,888 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,699 new daily cases on Monday.

The DOH said that 259 more patients died, bringing the death toll to 4,630. Monday's number of new deaths is the highest daily one in the Philippines since the pandemic outbreak.

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BEIJING -- China on Monday congratulated Yoshihide Suga on his election as leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party.

"China stands ready to work with Japan's new leader to continue to abide by the principles and spirit set in the four political documents between the two countries, deepen cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economic and social development, and promote the continuous improvement and development of China-Japan relations," Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a routine press briefing.

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