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BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil on Wednesday reported a record daily high of 115,228 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national tally to 18,169,881, the Ministry of Health said.

Some 2,392 more people died from the disease in the same period, raising the national death toll to 507,109.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 610 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 153,155.

The daily caseload was down from 645 in the prior day, staying above 600 for two days. The daily average caseload for the past week was 489.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 16 imported COVID-19 cases but no new locally transmitted cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.

Among the imported cases, eight were reported in Guangdong, three each in Sichuan and Yunnan, and one each in Liaoning and Fujian.

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CANBERRA -- The Australian government will phase out the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine from October.

COVID-19 Task Force commander Lieutenant General John Frewen on Wednesday night released Department of Health projections detailing the vaccine doses each state and territory will be allocated every week for the rest of the year.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina on Wednesday reported 27,319 new COVID-19 cases and 706 deaths in 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed infections to 4,326,101 and the death toll to 90,986.

In its daily pandemic report, the Ministry of Health said the number of new cases has declined in recent weeks, with a 22.5 percent drop in the positivity rate of testing in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, which includes the capital and some 40 surrounding municipalities.

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WASHINGTON -- More than 1,200 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported across the United States in young people who received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday.

Experts of CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met on Wednesday to review risks of these rare heart problems in the vaccinated younger population.

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