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S. Korea Adds 549 COVID-19 Cases

Write: 2021-04-20 09:36:06Update: 2021-04-20 13:56:34

S. Korea Adds 549 COVID-19 Cases

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South Korea reported 549 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday amid lingering concerns about a potential spike in infections. 

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Tuesday that new infections raised the country's accumulated caseload to 115-thousand-195. 

The daily figure slightly increased from the previous day, remaining in the 500s for the second straight day. 

Of the new cases detected throughout Monday, 529 are local transmissions while 20 are imported.

About two-thirds of the domestic cases came from the greater metro area, with 147 in Seoul, 184 in Gyeonggi Province and 18 in Incheon. Other parts of the nation added 180 cases. 

One more death has been reported bringing the death toll to one-thousand-802. The fatality rate stands at one-point-56 percent.

The number of critically ill patients rose by ten to 109.

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