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South Korea breaks the record of infections in the past five months by adding nearly 300 more

August 19, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of South Korea (KCDC, according to its acronym in English) this Wednesday reported the registration of 297 new cases of COVID-19, of which 283 are the largest local transmission number of positives for five months .

The Asian country posted triple-digit daily numbers last week, adding more than 1,200 new cases, most of them from the Seoul metropolitan area and related to local infections at a church in the capital whose parishioners were incited for their pastor they hosted on An anti-government demonstration last weekend, attended by thousands of people.

Against this background, South Korean Prime Minister Moon Jae In announced that he would take “vigorous and tough measures” against those who instigated this concentration because “they clearly jeopardize the measures taken to contain the pandemic”.

South Korea breaks the record of infections in the past five months by adding nearly 300 moreSouth Korea breaks the record of infections in the past five months by adding nearly 300 more

So far, South Korea has registered 16,058 accumulated cases without certifying a COVID-19-related death in the last week. So there are 306 people who have failed to overcome the disease.

On the other hand, the number of patients who could be discharged after overcoming the new coronavirus has risen to 14,006 after the last 72 patients who have recovered, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap in detail.

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