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New COVID-19 Cases Fall to 20,000s

Written: 2022-09-23 09:52:40Updated: 2022-09-23 10:35:11

New COVID-19 Cases Fall to 20,000s

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​The nation's new COVID-19 cases fell to the range of 20-thousand on Friday as the downward trend of infections continues.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Friday that 29-thousand-108 infections were reported throughout the previous day, including 303 from overseas.

The country's cumulative caseload came to around 24-point-five million.

The daily figure dropped by some four-thousand from a day ago to post the lowest in eleven weeks for Friday tallies. It is down by some 22-thousand from a week ago and 40-thousand from two weeks ago.

With the continued downward trend, the government decided to end the mask mandate for large-scale outdoor events and gatherings from Monday.

The number of seriously or critically ill patients dropped by 29 from the previous day to 399, falling below 400 for the first time in 45 days.

Thursday reported 68 deaths, raising the death toll to 28-thousand-77. The fatality rate stands at zero-point-11 percent.

The occupancy rate of ICU beds for critically ill COVID-19 patients nationwide remains below 25 percent.

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