Mon, 17 May 2021

SEOUL, May 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 541 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 124,269.

The daily caseload was up from 488 in the prior day. 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, 182 were Seoul residents and 117 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Twenty-seven cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 8,427.

Six more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,840. The total fatality rate stood at 1.48 percent.

A total of 772 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 114,128. The total recovery rate was 91.84 percent.

The country has tested more than 8.95 million people, among whom 8,754,790 tested negative for the virus and 78,096 are being checked.

Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 3,466,908 people with 267,032 fully vaccinated.

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