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Daily COVID-19 Increase Remains Above 50 amid Clusters in Seoul Metro Area

Write: 2020-08-13 10:58:45Update: 2020-08-13 11:44:52

Daily COVID-19 Increase Remains Above 50 amid Clusters in Seoul Metro Area

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The daily increase of COVID-19 infections remained above 50 for the second straight day as clusters continued to spread in the Seoul metropolitan area.

The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters said as of 12:00 a.m. Thursday, 56 additional people tested positive for the virus, raising the accumulated total to 14-thousand-770.

Out of the 56 new cases, 47 were community infections, while the other nine were imported.

The number of local infections is the highest since 49 reported on July 3 and is nearing the 50 to 100 bracket for authorities to bolster quarantine guidelines by raising the social distancing level to two.

As of 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, eleven people linked to a gathering in Seoul's Gwangjin district of fast food chain Lotteria's employees have tested positive, while six additional people tested positive in connection to churches in Gyeonggi Province.

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