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S. Korea's COVID-19 Caseload Nears 14,500

Reporter Rosyn Park ㅣ 2020-08-06 11:11

A group of men wait to get tested for COVID-19 at a community screening center.
A group of men wait to get tested for COVID-19 at a community screening center.
South Korea added 43 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, with an uptick in domestic infections, raising its total caseload to 14,499.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 23 of the latest cases were locally transmitted, including 16 from the greater Seoul area and three from the southeastern port city of Busan.

It marked the first time since July 29 the daily rise in COVID-19 cases reached above 40.

Of the 20 newly reported imported cases, six were detected at quarantine checkpoints at ports and airports.

By country, five were from the United States, followed by Russia with four and Uzbekistan with two.

The total number of imported cases in the country now stands at 2,520.

The death toll stayed at 302 with no additional fatalities reported, while the recovery tally reached 13,501, up 95 from the previous day.

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