S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases above 18,000 for 3rd day amid resurgence woes
7 July 2022 12:45

S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases above 18,000 for 3rd day amid resurgence woes

SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 18,000 for the third straight day Thursday, as the nation embarks on a summer vacation season amid the eased social distancing restrictions, Yonhap reports.

The country added 18,511 new COVID-19 infections, including 194 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 18,451,862, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.

Thursday's tally is similar to the 18,147 on Tuesday and the 19,371 on Wednesday but nearly doubled from the 9,591 a week ago.

The KDCA has said the pace of the virus' reproduction has recently gone up amid the nation's increasing mobility in the summer vacation season under eased social distancing rules.

The country added 10 COVID-19 deaths, raising the death toll to 24,593. The fatality rate stood at 0.13 percent.

The number of critically ill patients fell by five to 56, the KDCA said.

South Korea's COVID-19 cases have been trending downward since they rose to an all-time high of over 620,000 in mid-March.

But the spread of infections has picked up steam recently amid waning immunity and eased social distancing rules.

Health authorities warned of another round of COVID-19 resurgence, as subvariants of the virus are spreading and more people are traveling for summer holidays.

Of the 18,317 locally transmitted cases reported Thursday, Seoul accounted for 4,574 cases, with the surrounding Gyeonggi Province reporting 4,967 cases.

There were 927 infections in Incheon, around 30 kilometers west of Seoul. The three areas accounted for 57.1 percent of all local infection cases.

Jeju Island, one of the most popular vacation spots for South Koreans, also saw its new cases soar to 408, up from 375 a day earlier.

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S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases jump to 4-month high, deaths tallied at 50
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S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases jump to 4-month high, deaths tallied at 50

SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of new daily COVID-19 cases in South Korea reached a four-month high Wednesday, as the nation grapples with the fast spread of a highly contagious omicron subvariant, Yonhap reports.

The country added 151,792 new COVID-19 infections, the highest since April 13, when it reported 195,387 cases, bringing the total caseload to 20,845,973, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. Of the new cases, 615 were from overseas.

Wednesday's figure is up from 149,897 the previous day and 119,886 from a week earlier.

The number of seriously ill patients also rose to 402, up from 364 on Tuesday.

The KDCA reported 50 new deaths from COVID-19, the highest since May 22, raising the death toll to 25,382. The fatality rate was 0.12 percent.

Daily COVID-19 cases have trended downward after peaking at around 620,000 in mid-March. But since authorities lifted almost all anti-pandemic curbs in April, infections have shown signs of spiking again, apparently due to increased movement and public gatherings.

Health authorities said the latest wave of infections is likely to top the 200,000 level soon and likely reach its peak next week.

As of Wednesday, 44.66 million, or 87 percent of the country's population, had received full two-dose vaccinations, and 33.5 million, or 65.3 percent, had received their first booster shots.

About 6.33 million people, or 12.3 percent of the population, had gotten their second booster shots, the KDCA said.

Imported cases have been on the rise, with their daily number standing above the 400 mark this month, which is sharply higher than before the curbs were lifted.


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Of which 427 fresh cases were reported in the city of Nur-Sultan, 183 in Almaty, 28 in Shymkent, 81 in Akmola region, 78 in Aktobe region, 30 in Almaty region, 37 in Zhetysu region, 48 in Atyrau region, 52 in East Kazakhstan region, 34 in Abai region, 31 in Zhambyl region, 68 in West Kazakhstan region, 200 in Karaganda region, 29 in Ulytau region, 97 in Kostanay region, 45 in Kyzylorda region, 31 in Mangistau region, 88 in Pavlodar region, 49 in North Kazakhstan region, and 14 in Turkistan region bringing the country’s tally to 1,370,983.


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