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S. Korea Dealing with Rise in Imported COVID-19 Cases

Write: 2020-07-13 12:16:16Update: 2020-07-13 12:53:40

S. Korea Dealing with Rise in Imported COVID-19 Cases

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Authorities in South Korea are dealing with a recent rise in imported cases of COVID-19 amid the continuing spread of community transmissions.

Out of 13-thousand-479 accumulated cases in the country as of 12:00 a.m. Monday, one-thousand-872, or 13-point-nine percent, were imported. 

While the number of imported cases totaled 192 in May and 323 in June, there have so far been 288 this month.

Two-thirds of the 476 imported cases from between June 14 and July 11 involved foreign nationals, 73-point-nine percent of whom were from Asian countries other than China, including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Kazakhstan.

Meanwhile, some 70 people in connection to U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) have so far tested positive.

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