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New COVID-19 Cases Rise above 20,000

Written: 2023-02-01 10:19:14Updated: 2023-02-01 10:43:55

New COVID-19 Cases Rise above 20,000

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New COVID-19 cases climbed over 20-thousand on Wednesday.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said that 20-thousand-420 infections were reported throughout Tuesday, including 28 cases from overseas. 

The country's cumulative caseload came to slightly above 30-million-197-thousand.

The daily figure rose by some 800 from the previous day and 900 from a week ago immediately after the Lunar New Year holiday, but compared to two weeks ago the figure has dropped by over 16-thousand.

The number of seriously or critically ill patients is down 28 from a day earlier at 359.

Tuesday added 42 deaths, raising the death toll to 33-thousand-486 with the fatality rate unchanged at zero-point-11 percent.

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