SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 137,241 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 20,983,169, the health authorities said Thursday.
The daily caseload was down from 151,792 the previous day, but it was higher than 107,859 tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
For the past week, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 117,591.
Among the new cases, 522 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 50,113.
The number of infected people who were in serious condition stood at 418, up 16 from the previous day.
Fifty-nine more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 25,441. The total fatality rate was 0.12 percent.