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S. Korea Reports 395 New COVID-19 Cases

Written: 2021-06-22 09:35:10Updated: 2021-06-22 10:16:02

S. Korea Reports 395 New COVID-19 Cases

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South Korea reported 395 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, staying in the 300s for the second day. 

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Tuesday that the new infections raised the country's accumulated caseload to 151-thousand-901.

Of the new cases, 351 were local transmissions and 44 were from overseas.

The daily figure has been decreasing, but health authorities remain alert as the number of imported cases stayed in the 40s for the third consecutive day, which is a first.

By region, the greater metro area accounted for 66 percent of domestic cases including 126 in Seoul and 92 in Gyeonggi Province.  

Two more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to two-thousand-six. The fatality rate stands at one-point-32 percent. 

The number of critically ill patients dropped by two from the previous day to 135.

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