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


  • South Korea
  • Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020

Passengers wearing face masks walk near a banner displaying precautions against the coronavirus at the subway station in Seoul, South Korea, on June 28, 2020. The letters read "Wear a mask and social distance." - AP

SEOUL (Xinhua): South Korea reported 51 more cases of the Covid-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of midnight on Tuesday 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.

Small cluster infections were still found linked to religious gatherings from several churches.

No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 282. The total fatality rate stood at 2.19 percent.

A total of 76 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 11,613. The total recovery rate was 90.4 percent.

Since Jan 3, the country has tested more than 1.28 million people, among whom 1,252,855 tested negative for the virus and 19,526 are being checked. - Xinhua

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