SEOUL, July 13 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported a total of 252 "breakthrough" COVID-19 infections, which refer to people who were infected after having been fully vaccinated, the health authorities said Tuesday.
The number of the fully vaccinated people who were infected with the COVID-19 stood at 252 as of July 8, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
It equals to 4.46 in every 100,000 people. As of July 8, the number of the fully inoculated people was 4,167,322.
It is known that people can be protected from the virus two weeks after the full vaccination. The breakthrough case refers to people infected with the COVID-19 two weeks after the full inoculation.
In the latest tally, South Korea reported 1,150 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, lifting the total number of infections to 170,296. The daily caseload stayed above 1,000 for seven days in a row. Enditem