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South Korea reports 1,100 new COVID-19 cases

South Korea reports 1,100 new COVID-19 cases

South Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported on Monday the surge in COVID-19 infections. While more vulnerable South Koreans now vaccinated against the coronavirus, the highest ever number was recorded on a Sunday.

As South Korea faced the toughest anti-COVID curbs, the Seoul authorities made an attempt to quell its worst-ever outbreak. The number was the highest ever recorded on a Sunday, KDCA said, though below three consecutive days of peaks leading up to 1,378 on Friday.

The new wave of corona cases has so far brought fewer serious cases and deaths than earlier rounds. In addition, this year, many aged South Koreans now vaccinated against the novel pathogen.

The latest outbreak brings South Korea’s total COVID-19 cases to date to 169,146, with 2,044 deaths, well below numbers seen in many industrialised nations.

South Korean cabinet has imposed on July 12th the strictest level of social distancing in Seoul and neighbouring areas for the first time. Among the measures are also a ban on gatherings of more than two people after 6 p.m., WAM reports on Monday.