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BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Monday recorded 22,048 new COVID-19 cases and 703 related deaths, the health ministry has said.

So far, Brazil has 3,057,470 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, with the country's total fatalities reaching 101,752.

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TOKYO -- The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday confirmed 188 new daily COVID-19 cases, marking the second straight day infections have remained below the 200-mark.

The latest figure, however, came after 197 cases recorded on Monday following Sunday's daily surge of 331.

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CANBERRA -- Australia's Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) said on Tuesday that he was "very optimistic" about potential vaccines for COVID-19 being trialed around the world.

CMO Paul Kelly told reporters in an update on COVID-19 that it is "not going to be years" before a vaccine for the virus is developed as has been suggested by experts.

"I don't have a crystal ball on that one but certainly these types of developments usually take years. It is not going to be years," he said.

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NEW DELHI -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 2,268,675 on Tuesday as the deaths crossed the 45,000 mark, reaching 45,257, according to data released by the federal health ministry.

Over the past 24 hours, 53,601 new cases were recorded across the country, as 871 deaths due to the virus were registered.

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BERLIN -- Germany's COVID-19 cases rose by 966 within one day to 217,293, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said on Tuesday.

The death toll in Germany rose by four to stand at 9,201, it added.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 34 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,660.

The daily caseload moved between 20 and 50 in recent days due to small cluster infections and imported cases.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia on Tuesday confirmed 15 new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 266, said a health ministry's statement.

Thirteen of the new cases were foreigners who arrived in Cambodia on Sunday from the Philippines via a direct flight, while the other two cases were Cambodian females who landed in the kingdom on Sunday from the United States via a connecting flight in China's Taiwan region, the statement said.

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