Fri, 07 Aug 2020

SEOUL, July 10 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 45 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Friday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 13,338.

The daily caseload moved between 40 and 70 for the past 10 days amid the continued small cluster infections and imported cases.

Of the new cases, 23 were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 1,791. It continued to increase in double digits for 15 straight days.

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

One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 288. The total fatality rate stood at 2.16 percent.

A total of 46 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 12,065. The total recovery rate was 90.5 percent.

Since Jan. 3, the country has tested more than 1.38 million people, among whom 1,348,025 tested negative for the virus and 23,527 are being checked.

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