Mon, 10 Aug 2020

SEOUL, July 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 35 more COVID-19 cases as of Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 13,373.

The daily caseload fell below 40 in 15 days, but it grew in double figures amid the continued small cluster infections and imported cases.

Of the new cases, 15 were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 1,806. It continued to increase in double digits for 16 straight days.

Small cluster infections were found linked to religious gatherings and door-to-door sales businesses.

No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 288. The total fatality rate stood at 2.15 percent.

A total of 79 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 12,144. The total recovery rate was 90.8 percent.

Since Jan. 3, the country has tested more than 1.39 million people, among whom 1,360,618 tested negative for the virus and 22,950 are being checked.

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