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S. Korea Reports New 500 Virus Cases , Reaching 3-Week high

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1442/8/1 - 2021/03/14

Seoul, Mar 14, 2021, SPA -- South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases reached the highest in 22 days today, on Saturday, stubbornly remaining above 400 for the fifth consecutive day, Yonhap reported.

The country reported 490 more COVID-19 cases, including 474 local infections, raising the total caseload to 95,176, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.

The country added five more deaths from COVID-19, increasing the total to 1,667.

The daily caseload has stayed in the 400s since early this week, with 470 cases Wednesday, 465 cases Thursday and 488 Friday, stoking concerns about the resurgent virus. The latest figure is the highest since Feb. 19, when the country confirmed 561 cases.

The tally had been steadily declining since it reached its peak on Christmas with 1,241 cases on the back of strong virus curbs, including a ban on private gatherings of five or more people.

--SPA
02:22 LOCAL TIME 23:22 GMT
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