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S. Korea Sees Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 100 for 1st Time in 20 Days

Write: 2020-08-14 11:53:34Update: 2020-08-14 14:41:30

S. Korea Sees Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 100 for 1st Time in 20 Days

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Anchor: South Korea’s daily COVID-19 cases rose back to over 100 following a hike in local transmissions, marking the highest daily tally in over four months. The central disease control headquarters in South Korea reported 103 new COVID-19 cases as of 12 a.m. Friday, raising the nation's cumulative tally to 14-thousand-873.  
Bae Joo-yon has more. 

Report: South Korea’s daily COVID-19 cases has topped 100 following a surge in cases in Seoul and surrounding areas. 

The central disease control headquarters said South Korea reported 103 new COVID-19 cases as of 12 a.m. Friday. That’s the highest number of daily cases since March 31, when 125 were reported, and also marks the first time in 20 days the figure has exceeded 100.

Of the new cases, 85 were domestic infections and 18 were imported cases. 

The number of local infections climbed sharply after cases were simultaneously reported at various venues, including churches, schools, a fast food restaurant and a market.

Most of the domestic cases were centered around Seoul and its surrounding areas, including 31 in the capital city and 38 in Gyeonggi Province.  

Seven of the 18 imported infections were reported upon arrival.

Forty-six more patients have fully recovered and been released from quarantine, bringing the total number of cured patients to 13-thousand-863. 

Seven-hundred-five patients still remain in quarantine with 14 in critical condition. 

The death toll stands at 305 with no new deaths reported from Thursday. 
Bae Joo-yon, KBS World Radio News.

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