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S. Korea reports 747 more COVID-19 cases

14 May 2021, 12:44 GMT+10

SEOUL, May 14 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 747 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 130,380.

The daily caseload was up from 715 in the previous day, staying above 700 for two days. The daily average caseload for the past week was 619.

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

Of the new cases, 229 were Seoul residents and 172 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Eighteen cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 8,671.

Two more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,893. The total fatality rate stood at 1.45 percent.

A total of 489 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 120,395. The total recovery rate was 92.34 percent.

The country has tested more than 9.28 million people, among whom 9,055,703 tested negative for the virus and 95,208 are being checked.

Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 3,719,983 people with 825,700 fully vaccinated.

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