Category: Medical

S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases tick up amid pandemic slowdown

SEOUL– South Korea reported an uptick in new coronavirus cases Tuesday, with the COVID-19 pandemic loosening its grip.The country added 9,896 new COVID-19 infections, including 119 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 18,339,319, the Korea Di…

Seegene develops diagnostic reagent for monkeypox

SEOUL– Seegene Inc., a South Korean molecular diagnostics company, said Tuesday it has developed a diagnostic reagent for the monkeypox virus and plans to supply it to countries where the virus is spreading.Seegene said NovaplexTM MPXV Assay can ident…

Military reports 383 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military reported 383 additional COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 175,844, the defense ministry said.The new cases included 271 from the Army, 45 from the Air Force, 27 from the Marin…

Military reports 206 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military reported 206 additional COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 175,463, the defense ministry said.There were 153 new cases from the Army, 31 from the Air Force, 14 from the Navy, si…

New infections below 7,000 for 2nd day as omicron slows

SEOUL– South Korea’s new coronavirus cases remained below 7,000 for the second consecutive day Sunday as the omicron variant is slowing down.The country added 6,246 new COVID-19 infections, including 135 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 1…

New COVID-19 cases below 7,000 for 2nd day as omicron slows

SEOUL– South Korea’s new coronavirus cases remained below 7,000 for the second consecutive day Sunday as the omicron variant is slowing down.The country added 6,246 new COVID-19 infections, including 135 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 1…

Founder of elite private high school dies at 95

HOENGSEONG, South Korea– Choi Myung-jae, the founder of a renowned elite private high school in South Korea, died Sunday at age 95, people closed to him said.Choi is known for establishing the Korean Minjok Leadership Academy (KMLA), also known as Min…

Military reports 346 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL, South Korea’s military reported 346 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 174,978, the defense ministry said.There were 238 new cases from the Army, 46 from the Air Force, 27 from the Navy, n…