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S. Korea Reports 542 New COVID-19 Cases

Write: 2021-04-13 09:39:57Update: 2021-04-13 15:16:25

S. Korea Reports 542 New COVID-19 Cases

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South Korea reported 542 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday amid lingering concerns about a spike in infections. 

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Tuesday that the new infections raised the country's accumulated caseload to 110-thousand-688. 

The daily figure dropped by 45 from the previous day, though remained in the 500s for the second straight day. 

Of the new cases detected throughout Monday, 528 were local transmissions and 14 were imported.

About two-thirds of the domestic cases come from the greater metro area, with 156 in Seoul, 163 in Gyeonggi Province and 16 in Incheon. Other parts of the nation added 193 cases.

The death toll rose to one-thousand-775 after five more people died, with the fatality rate standing at one-point-six percent.

The number of critically ill patients dropped by two to 101.

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