SEOUL, July 14 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 33 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 13,512.
The daily caseload fell below 40 in three days, but it kept rising in double digits due to the continued small cluster infections and imported cases.
Of the new cases, 19 were imported, lifting the combined figure to 1,891. It continued to increase in double digits for 19 straight days.
Small cluster infections were found linked to religious gatherings and door-to-door sales businesses.
No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 289. The total fatality rate stood at 2.14 percent.
A total of 78 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 12,282. The total recovery rate was 90.9 percent.
Since Jan. 3, the country has tested more than 1.42 million people, among whom 1,382,815 tested negative for the virus and 24,289 are being checked.