Sat, 25 Sep 2021

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 1,497 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 275,910.

The daily caseload was slightly up from 1,433 in the prior day, hovering above 1,000 for 70 straight days. The daily average tally for the past week was 1,791.

The recent resurgence was attributable to cluster infections in the Seoul metropolitan area.

Of the new cases, 529 were Seoul residents. The number of newly infected people residing in Gyeonggi province and the western port city of Incheon was 454 and 124 respectively.

The virus spread also raged in the non-metropolitan region. The number of new infections in the non-capital areas was 356, or 24.3 percent of the total local transmission.

Thirty-four cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 14,003.

Seven more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 2,367. The total fatality rate stood at 0.86 percent.

A total of 2,142 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 247,647. The total recovery rate was 89.76 percent.

Since the mass COVID-19 vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 33,979,519 people, or 66.2 percent of the total population.

The number of fully vaccinated people was 20,485,521, or 39.9 percent of the population.

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