S.Korea reports 676 more COVID-19 cases, 124,945 in total

2021-05-05 04:35:44 GMT2021-05-05 12:35:44(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

SEOUL, May 5 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 676 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 124,945.

The daily caseload was up from 541 in the previous day, rising above 600 in three days.

The daily number of infections hovered in triple figures since Nov. 8 last year due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

Of the new cases, 234 were Seoul residents and 162 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Twenty-five cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 8,452.

Seven more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,847. The total fatality rate stood at 1.48 percent.

A total of 816 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 114,944. The total recovery rate was 91.99 percent.

The country tested more than 8.99 million people, among whom 8,790,129 tested negative for the virus and 78,995 are being checked.

Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 3,530,014 people with 298,192 fully vaccinated. Enditem