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South Korea cuts 200 new cases related to the Seoul metropolitan area outbreak

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of South Korea (KCDC, according to its acronym in English) this Monday reported the registration of 197 cases of COVID-19, of which 188 were locally transmitted, after the weekend each week will be the first More than 200 cases have occurred in the past five months.

The South Korean government announced on Saturday that it would tighten restrictions in the Seoul metropolitan area amid an increase in COVID-19 cases related to a church in the capital whose pastor led parishioners to participate in a demonstration against the government in the more than 10,000 people gathered.

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 cuts 200 new cases related to the Seoul metropolitan area outbreak
South Korea cuts 200 new cases related to the Seoul metropolitan area outbreak

So far, South Korea has recorded 15,515 accumulated cases without certifying a death related to COVID-19 in the last week. So there are 305 people who 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 13,917 after the last 7 patients who have recovered, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

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