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SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- South Korea confirmed a total of 1,132 "breakthrough" COVID-19 infections, which refer to people who tested positive after a full vaccination, the health authorities said Tuesday.

The number of the fully vaccinated people who were infected with COVID-19 was 1,132 as of July 29, up from 779 a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

It equals to 17.8 in every 100,000 people. As of July 29, the number of the fully inoculated people was 6,356,326.

It is known that people can be protected from the virus two weeks after the full vaccination. The breakthrough case refers to people infected with the COVID-19 two weeks after the full inoculation.

Among the total, 128 were infected with the Delta variant, 21 with Alpha, and one with Beta.

Eight were serious cases, but one death was found from the breakthrough infections.

The KDCA said the breakthrough infections can be found from all COVID-19 vaccines, noting that benefit from the vaccination remains large as the inoculation lowers the serious cases and death.

In the latest tally, South Korea reported 1,202 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, lifting the total number of infections to 202,203. The daily caseload hovered above 1,000 for 28 straight days.

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