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South Korea Reports Dozens of New Virus Cases

South Korea Reports Dozens of New Virus Cases

Sunday, 12 July, 2020 - 10:30
A couple wearing masks to prevent contacting the coronavirus looks at a mobile phone at Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea, March 1, 2020. (Reuters)
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South Korea has reported 44 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24-hours, maintaining an uptick in new infections in the greater Seoul area and central cities.


The additional figures released Sunday took the country’s total to 13,417 with 289 deaths.


The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 21 of the newly reported cases were local transmissions, all of them recorded either in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area or two central cities.


The agency said the 23 other cases were linked to international arrivals.


South Korea has been reporting roughly 30-60 cases every day since it eased social distancing rules in early May.


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