S.Korea reports 1,219 more COVID-19 cases, 201,002 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-02 10:32:53|Editor: huaxia
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SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 1,219 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 201,002.

The daily caseload was down from 1,442 in the prior day, but it hovered above 1,000 for 27 straight days. The daily average tally for the past week was 1,549.

The recent resurgence was attributable to cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province.

Of the new cases, 362 were Seoul residents and 328 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

The virus spread also raged in the non-metropolitan area. The number of newly infected people in the non-capital region was 401, or 34.9 percent of the total local transmission.

Sixty-nine cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 12,020.

One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 2,099. The total fatality rate stood at 1.04 percent.

A total of 931 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 176,605. The total recovery rate was 87.86 percent.

The country has tested over 11.77 million people, among whom 11,184,433 tested negative for the virus and 387,170 are being checked.

Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 19,472,376 people with 7,146,409 fully vaccinated. Enditem

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