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S. Korea's New COVID-19 Cases Fall below 20,000

Written: 2022-05-22 11:20:14Updated: 2022-05-22 18:29:25

S. Korea's New COVID-19 Cases Fall below 20,000

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South Korea’s daily COVID-19 cases fell below 20-thousand amid a continued downturn in infections.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday that 19-thousand-298 infections were reported throughout Saturday, including 24 cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 17-million-957-thousand-697.

The tally is down by four-thousand from a day ago and fell to the ten-thousand range for the first time in six days. The figure dropped by some six-thousand from a week ago and over 20-thousand from two weeks ago.

The number of critically ill hospitalized patients is down by six from the previous day, at 229. The figure remains in the 200s for the fourth consecutive day.

Saturday saw 54 deaths, raising the death toll to 23-thousand-965. The fatality rate stands at zero-point-13 percent.

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