S.Korea Reports 658 More COVID-19 Cases, 113,444 In Total

SEOUL, South Korea reported 658 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight last night, compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 113,444.

The daily caseload was down from 673 in the previous day, but it stayed above 600 for four straight days.

The daily number of infections hovered in triple figures since Nov 8 last year, due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province, as well as, imported cases.

Of the new cases, 213 were Seoul residents and 204 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Twenty-eight cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 7,959.

Four more deaths were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 1,794. The total fatality rate stood at 1.58 percent.

A total of 532 more patients were discharged from quarantine, after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 103,594. The total recovery rate was 91.32 percent.

The country tested more than 8.37 million people, among whom 8,193,296 tested negative for the virus and 71,039 are being checked.

Since the launch of the mass vaccination on Feb 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 1,482,969, with 60,577 fully vaccinated.–

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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