S Korea reports 3,187 more COVID-19 cases

South Korea reported 3,187 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 402,775.


ANI | Seoul | Updated: 17-11-2021 08:41 IST | Created: 17-11-2021 08:41 IST
S Korea reports 3,187 more COVID-19 cases
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Seoul [South Korea], November 17 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea reported 3,187 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 402,775. The daily caseload surged from 2,124 in the previous day, marking the country's second-highest daily number since the first case was found in January last year.

The recent resurgence was attributable to cluster infections in the Seoul metropolitan area.Of the new cases, 1,432 were Seoul residents. The number of newly infected people residing in Gyeonggi province and the western port city of Incheon was 956 and 157. The virus spread also raged in the non-metropolitan region. The number of new infections in non-capital areas was 618, or 19.5 percent of the total local transmission.

Twenty-four cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 15,429. The number of infected people who were in a serious condition was 522, up 27 from the previous day.

Twenty-one more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 3,158. The total fatality rate stood at 0.78 percent. Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 42,062,748 people, or 81.9 percent of the total population.

The number of fully vaccinated people was 40,243,219, or 78.4 percent of the population. (ANI/Xinhua)

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