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New Covid Cases Remain Under 30,000 for 3 Days Straight

Written: 2022-05-21 11:49:05Updated: 2022-05-21 14:46:30

New Covid Cases Remain Under 30,000 for 3 Days Straight

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South Korea’s daily COVID-19 cases remained in the 20-thousands for a third consecutive day.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Saturday that 23-thousand-451 infections were reported throughout Friday, including 11 from overseas.

The tally is down by six-thousand from a week earlier.

The country's accumulated caseload is over 17-point-nine-million. 

The number of critically ill hospitalized patients is down by 16 from the previous day, at 235.  Friday saw 26 deaths, raising the death toll to 23-thousand-911. The fatality rate stands at zero-point-13 percent.

On the vaccine front, 64-point-eight percent of the population have been boosted with a third shot. Seven-point-four percent of the population, and over 26 percent of those 60 and above, have received a second booster.

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