Monthly Archive: July 2022

New COVID-19 cases at 73,589; serious cases hit 2-month high

SEOUL– South Korea’s new COVID-19 cases fell below 80,000 for the first time in about a week, but the number of seriously ill patients hit a two-month high amid a virus wave driven by a highly contagious omicron subvariant, according to the nation’s h…

Military reports 1,289 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military reported 1,289 additional COVID-19 cases Sunday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 211,365.The new cases included 920 from the Army, 140 from the Air Force, 102 from the Navy and 71 from the Marine C…

Navy chief to visit U.S. for defense diplomacy

SEOUL– South Korea’s Navy chief is set to depart for the United States to discuss military cooperation and exchanges, the Navy said Sunday.Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lee Jong-ho will make a weeklong visit to Hawaii and Washington, D.C., during whi…

Typhoon Trases approaches Jeju

SEOUL– Typhoon Trases is approaching the southern resort island of Jeju, packing maximum winds of 18 meters per second, the weather agency said Sunday.The Korea Meteorological Administration predicted the typhoon to move the closest to the island arou…

N. Korea reports no new suspected COVID-19 cases

North Korea had no additional suspected COVID-19 cases, according to its state media Saturday.”No new fever cases were reported” over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central News Agency said, citing data from the sta…