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As of 4 PM local time, the number of confirmed cases in the country has reached 3,150, with 813 newly confirmed cases on Saturday.


I try to analyze and understand this and I fell into confusion with ’,with 813 newly confirmed cases on Saturday’.

Is it rewritten as ’,and 813 newly confirmed cases were on Saturday’?


Or the meaning of ’with’ here is like together?

Or is the first sentence unnatural?

What do you native English speakers think?

Thank you so much as usual.

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It means including. Take a look at the entry for "having or including something" in the following link.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/with

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Hans51Or is the first sentence unnatural?

It's fine.

https://www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=with

prep. 17. b. Inclusive of; including: comes to $29.95 with postage and handling.

There is also some idea that the newly confirmed cases are part of an ongoing process.

Hans51Is it rewritten as ’,and 813 newly confirmed cases were on Saturday’?

No. The cases were confirmed on Saturday or announced as such then.

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Hi.

What it actually means is that the number has reached 3,150, which includes the 813 newly confirmed cases on Saturday.

So the new cases have already been added to the numbers shown.

I hope this helps.

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