Wed, 03 Mar 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 386 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 73,115.

The daily caseload stayed below 400 for two straight days, but it hovered above 100 since Nov. 8, 2020, owing to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

The daily average number of infections for the past week was 496.

Of the new cases, 95 were Seoul residents and 128 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Thirty-five were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 5,980.

Nineteen more deaths were confirmed, taking the death toll to 1,283. The total fatality rate stood at 1.75 percent.

A total of 745 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 59,468. The total recovery rate was 81.34 percent.

The country tested more than 5.14 million people, among whom 4,912,866 tested negative for the virus and 154,345 are being checked.

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