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The latest: Coronavirus watch updates, July 1

01 Jul 2020, 20:30 GMT+10

Visitors are seen at the sightseeing spot Asakusa, in Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

- Tokyo's cases hit highest since emergency lifted.

- India's death toll rises to 17,400 as total cases reach 585,493.

- Bangladesh extends restriction measures to quell spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

- South Korea reports 51 more COVID-19 cases, 12,850 in total.

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

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TOKYO -- Japan's Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday confirmed 67 new COVID-19 infections, marking the highest number of daily cases since the state of emergency was lifted on May 25.

The latest figure follows the daily tally reaching 54 a day earlier with the number of new infection cases surpassing 50 for a sixth successive day, with Tokyo's cumulative total climbing to 6,292 COVID-19 infections.

People buy face masks and sanitary products from street vendors amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 25, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

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DHAKA -- To quell the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bangladeshi government has extended its restriction measures on public activities and movements in capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country until Aug. 3.

Bangladeshi Cabinet Division issued a notification Tuesday night detailing the restriction measures which will continue from July 1 to Aug. 3.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported no new cases of COVID-19 for two consecutive days on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 22. All the active cases have recently returned from overseas and are or were in managed isolation facilities, said a ministry statement.

Children play at a park in Wellington, New Zealand, May 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Lei)

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WUHAN -- No newly confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected cases of COVID-19 were reported in central China's Hubei Province Tuesday, the provincial health commission said Wednesday.

As the last asymptomatic case was released from quarantine in the city of Ezhou, no such case was under medical observation in the province as of Tuesday.

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NEW DELHI -- India's health ministry Wednesday said 507 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 18,653 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 17,400 and total cases to 585,493.

"As on 8:00 a.m. (local time) Wednesday, 17,400 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country," reads information released by the ministry.

A stranded boy waits in line to board a bus heading for his hometown during an extended lockdown to curb COVID-19 in Ghaziabad, India, May 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, announced all of its beaches and other outdoor facilities must be closed this weekend during Independence Day celebrations amid rising concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic would be out of control.

"Even though this is a holiday weekend and we know that you want to celebrate with those closest to you, gatherings with people not from your household are not permitted and put everyone at risk of COVID-19," the county's health department tweeted Tuesday.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 51 more cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Wednesday local time, raising the total number of infections to 12,850.

The daily caseload rose above 50 in three days amid the continued small cluster infections and imported cases. Of the new cases, 15 were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 1,598. ■

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