SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 61 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Saturday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 23,516.
The daily caseload fell below 100 in four days, but the double-digit increase continued owing to cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province.
Of the new cases, 25 were Seoul residents and 13 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.
Twelve were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 3,161. The number of domestic infections was 49, falling below 50 in 44 days since Aug. 13.
Four more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 399. The total fatality rate stood at 1.70 percent.
A total of 189 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 21,166. The total recovery rate was 90.00 percent.
Since Jan. 3, the country has tested more than 2.29 million people, among whom 2,248,321 tested negative for the virus and 18,508 are being checked.