Tue, 29 Sep 2020

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 34 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,423.

The daily caseload rose above 30 in two days due to the continued small cluster infections and imported cases.

Of the new cases, 21 were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 2,482. The imported cases grew in double figures for 40 straight days since June 26.

The number of domestic infections rose to 13 after staying in single digits for the past three days owing to cluster infections at a coffee shop and a restaurant in Seoul.

No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 301. The total fatality rate stood at 2.09 percent.

A total of 72 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 13,352. The total recovery rate was 92.57 percent.

Since Jan. 3, the country has tested more than 1.58 million people, among whom 1,556,633 tested negative for the virus and 18,724 are being checked.

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