The South Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported this Thursday that the country has passed the threshold of 400 daily coronavirus cases, numbers that had not been hit since March 7th last year when a Upswing associated with believers in a religious sect was diagnosed.
Over the past two weeks, the daily increase in infections in the Asian country rose from 56 to 397, reaching 441 this Thursday, of which 434 were community-transmitted. That brought the total number of cases in the country to 18,706.
3,800 new cases were diagnosed over the same period, most of them related to a conservative church in northern Seoul and an anti-government demonstration in the capital on August 15.
The new numbers contrast with those recorded in early August when South Korea was in control, adding daily cases that weren’t in double digits.