Mon, 17 May 2021

SEOUL, April 21 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 731 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 115,926.

The daily caseload was up from 549 the previous day, rising above 700 in seven days.

The daily number of infections hovered in triple figures since Nov. 8 last year due to cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

Of the new cases, 211 were Seoul residents and 225 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Thirty-nine cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 8,061.

Four more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,806. The total fatality rate stood at 1.56 percent.

A total of 650 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 105,877. The total recovery rate was 91.33 percent.

The country has tested more than 8.49 million people, among whom 8,314,457 people tested negative for the virus and 67,211 are being checked.

Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 1,771,407 people with 60,597 fully vaccinated.

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